Rockies open second half with painful, 13-inning loss to Brewers
The Rockies put within the work they usually did the heavy lifting. But as so usually occurs on the street, they couldn’t end the job.
They misplaced, 6-5 in 13 innings, to Milwaukee Friday evening at American Family Field in what actually ranks as one of many Rockies’ most painful defeats of the season.
The Brewers gained the sport on Luis Urias’ mushy, walk-off single to middle off of Jake Bird to attain Jonathan Davis from second base.
And so the Rockies opened the second half of the season with a brutal loss and slid to 15-28 on the street this season.
In fact, Colorado misplaced the sport when right-hander Robert Stephenson couldn’t shut the deal within the tenth after the Rockies had taken a 5-3 lead. The Rockies had been only one good pitch away from victory however Stephenson threw a meatball slider that Hunter Renfroe ate up with a two-run homer to ship the sport into the eleventh inning.
Plus, the baseball gods weren’t sort to Colorado. In the highest of the eleventh, Rockies’ ghost runner Ryan McMahon was known as out at third base on a crucial name. McMahon made a foul mistake by taking off on a grounder to shortstop, however McMahon appeared to beat the tag by Urias at third. A replay evaluation, nevertheless, upheld the questionable name.
In the highest of the tenth, gritty veteran Charlie Blackmon, who drove in three runs, together with a two-run homer within the third, appeared to have delivered Colorado a gritty victory. He drove in “ghost runner” Garrett Hampson with a single off Yandel Gustave for the go-ahead run. And then Blackmon scored an essential insurance coverage run on Brendan Rodgers’ sacrifice fly to proper. Blackmon collided with catcher Victor Caratini on the play and scrambled again to the touch house plate.
This recreation was tight all through.
The Rockies walked a tightrope within the backside of the sixth. Starter Antonio Senzatela walked Andrew McCutchen to open the inning after which plunked Hunter Renfroe. That was it for Senzatela, who was changed by lefty Lucas Gilbreath, who’s quick changing into one in all Colorado’s most dependable relievers.
Kolten Wong put down a sacrifice bunt to advance the runners, however Gilbreath received Urias to hit a chopper to shortstop Jose Iglesias, who threw out McCutchen at house. Gilbreath struck out pinch-hitter Mike Brosseau taking a look at strike three to finish the inning.
Colorado tied the sport, 3-3, within the sixth with a pair of high quality two-out at-bats towards reliever Trevor Gott. Jose Iglesias drew a seven-pitch stroll after which motored house on Elias Diaz’s double to right-center.
Diaz, who began the season in a deep funk, is an offensive pressure once more. Friday marked his fifth consecutive multi-hit recreation. The catcher is hitting .294 (25-for-85) with 5 doubles, two triples, three house runs and 15 RBIs over his final 27 video games.
Senzatela, making his first major-league begin since July 1, gave Colorado a workmanlike begin. He pitched five-plus innings, permitting seven hits, strolling one and placing out 4.
The homer-happy Brewers received to Senzatela within the third to take a 3-2 lead. Willy Adames hit a two-out solo shot to proper, Rowdy Tellez adopted with a double, after which McCutchen stroked a two-run homer, his tenth of the season. Milwaukee entered the sport with 124 homers, rating fourth within the majors.
The Rockies struck first to take a 2-0 lead within the third. Kris Bryant drew a one-out stroll off of Burnes, organising Blackmon’s two-run homer to proper. Blackmon sat on Burnes’ 3-1, 95 mph cutter and ripped it for his fifteenth homer of the season.
Blackmon hit 13 homers all of final season, simply two on the street. This season, he’s hit eight homers at Coors Field and 7 on the street.
The Rockies, exhibiting persistence and self-discipline on the plate, made Burnes throw 108 pitches in simply 5 innings, however they may solely rating two runs off him. The 2021 National League Cy Young Award winner gave up six hits, struck out 5 and walked two.