Game Recap: Brewers 5, Rockies 4
Key to the Game
The Colorado Rockies again got off to a quick start against the Milwaukee Brewers and scored in the first inning, but missed multiple opportunities to put away the game. The Brewers hung around and were able to eventually take the lead and the series.
The first five Rockies batters in the first inning reached base to push across two runs with the bases still loaded. They managed to add a third run whenbeat the relay throw on what could have an inning-ending double play. But the Rockies missed an opportunity to break the game wide open in the first inning.
In the fifth inning,doubled leading off and moved to third on a wild pitch. He was stranded after struck out, was intentionally walked and grounded into a double play.
In the seventh, Fowler and Tulowitzki each singled with one out but were stranded after Giambi flied out to right and Olivo struck out.
All told, the Rockies left seven runners on base.
– added two more hits and finished the series 8-for-15 (.533).
– The Rockies first three hitters — Gonzalez, Dexter Fowler and Troy Tulowitzki — were a combined 6-for-12 with three runs and one RBI.
– Showing shades of 2007, entered the game with two outs in the sixth inning and retired all four batters he faced, two on strikeouts.
– pitched another perfect inning in the eighth.
– Miguel Olivo homered in the second inning.
– was strong for the first three innings, striking out five and allowing only one run. But the Rockies starter allowed a run in the fourth and fifth and two in the sixth before being pulled.