Jimenez pitches well, but Rockies’ offense flat in loss
Neither team produced much offense in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 3-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. But the Brewers did far more with their two hits off Rockies starterthan the Rockies did with their four hits.
Jimenez, who also walked five and hit a batter in eight innings, walked Carlos Gomez to start the bottom of the third and hit Richie Weeks with one out. After getting Mark Kotsay to fly out for the second out, Jimenez put Ryan Braun in 1-2 hole before giving up a double to the gap in center on a 2-2 count.dove but came up short by a few feet and the ball rolled to the wall. Braun had an easy triple, and a throwing error from Fowler then let him trot home. The three runs were all the Brewers would produce of Jimenez, who struck out four in his longest outing of the season, but it was all they needed to complete the sweep.
The Rockies scored their one run in the top of the third. Fowler tripled with two out and scored on asingle. The Rockies loaded the bases in the fourth inning with a single by , a double from and a walk to with one out. But Jimenez grounded into a double play to end the Rockies’ final threat.
walked to start the fifth, but was erased on an inning-ending double play. Brewers starter Randy Wolf and relievers Kameron Loe and John Axford combined to retire the next 13 batters after the Amezaga walk.