Jun 22, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) tags out Corey Dickerson (6) at home plate during the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Brewers won 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers Sweep Colorado Rockies; Now Losers Of Six-Straight


The Colorado Rockies can’t shake off the bad play as they are now losers of six-straight; swept twice in-a-row by the Los Angeles Dodgers and now the Milwaukee Brewers. Below is a game-by-game recap of the Brewers-Rockies series.

Jun 20, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura (9) rounds the bases after his solo home run in the third inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1: 6/21 – Brewers 13, Rockies 10.

Rockies starter Christian Bergman had his first Major League rough-up Friday night, allowing seven earned in just three innings of work. Bergman would leave the game in the fourth after taking a liner off of his non-throwing hand.

Brewers shortstop Jean Segura stole the show, clubbing two home runs off of Bergman for his third and fourth homers of the season respectively. Brewers starter Marco Estrada would get roughed up at Coors Field as well, giving up seven earned on 10 hits in just 5.2 innings.

Rockies would bring in reliever Chris Martin for the sixth inning which turned out to be a disaster. Martin would give up three earned on five hits, including three RBI’s singles to Aramis Ramirez, Khris Davis, and Jean Segura to give the Brew Crew the 11-6 lead.

Despite the horrid pitching, Colorado would stay into the game with their offense. Justin Morneau, Corey Dickerson, and Brandon Barnes would each add home runs of their own. Morneau would collect five RBI’s on the night while Dickerson added three and Barnes added two.

Notable Rockies Hitters:

  • Corey Dickerson: 4-for-5, HR, 3 RBI’s.
  • Troy Tulowitzki: 3-for-4, 2B, 2 R.
  • Justin Morneau: 2-for-5, 2B, HR, 5 RBI’s.
  • Wilin Rosario: 3-for-5, 2B, 1 R.
  • Brandon Barnes: 1-for-5, 2-run HR.

Rockies Pitching:

  • Christian Bergman (L, 0-2): 3.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 SO. 69 pitches, 53 strikes.
  • Tommy Kahnle: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO.
  • Chris Martin: 1.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 SO.
  • Matt Belisle: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER.
  • Rex Brothers: 1.0 IP, 0 H.
  • Adam Ottavino: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 SO.

Jun 20, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Members of the Milwaukee Brewers react to the win over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Brewers defeated the Rockies 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2: 6/22 – Brewers 9, Rockies 4.

This game was just ugly, ugly baseball on behalf of the Colorado Rockies. Colorado would call-up southpaw Christian Friedrich to start in Juan Nicasio‘s place in the rotation. He didn’t pitch all the bad, giving up four earned through six innings. But he would give up nine runs, five unearned thanks to the porous defense.

I’ll just jump ahead to the inning where it all happened. Friedrich would cross up catcher Michael McKenry, sending a wild-pitch to the backstop. Aramis Ramirez would score from third and here’s where the circus began. McKenry would gather the ball down the first-base line, tossing it over the head of Friedrich to plate Mark Reynolds from second. Jean Segura, with a heads up play, scored all the way from first.

Colorado as a team collected four errors on the afternoon, two short of a club record of six. Corey Dickerson would keep swinging a hot bat however, notching his 10th homer of the season and added a double.

Notable Rockies Hitters:

  • Justin Morneau: 2-for-4, 2 RBI’s.
  • Corey Dickerson: 3-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI’s.

Rockies Pitching:

  • Christian Friedrich (L, 0-1): 6.0 IP, 7 H, 9 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO. 93 pitches, 56 strikes.
  • Nick Masset: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 SO.
  • Matt Belisle: 1.0 IP, 0 H.
  • LaTroy Hawkins: 1.0 IP, 0 H.

Jun 22, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (27) celebrates after the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Brewers won 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3: 6/22 – Brewers 6, Rockies 5.

 Rockies starter Tyler Matzek dug himself into a hole early, giving up a two-run home run to Aramis Ramirez in the 2nd inning. Kyle Lohse would ground into a double-play but ended up scoring Khris Davis to give the Brew Crew a 3-0 lead.

Wilin Rosario inched the Rockies back into the game in the bottom half of the third, collecting a two-RBI double to deep right-center, scoring Drew Stubbs and Corey Dickerson to tie it up at three.

Matzek wouldn’t make it out of the sixth inning as recently called-up reliever Rob Scahill came in to prevent any more runs. Matzek gave up five earned in 5.1 innings, collecting his second loss of the season.

Lyle Overbay would add a solo-shot in the top half of the ninth inning to give the Brewers a two-run cushion. Wilin Rosario would add a solo-shot of his own in the bottom half of the ninth but it wasn’t enough.

Notable Rockies Hitters:

Rockies Pitching:

  • Tyler Matzek (L, 1-2): 5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO. 96 pitches, 50 strikes.
  • Rob Scahill: 1.2 IP, 0 H.
  • Nick Masset: 1.0 IP, 1 H.
  • Adam Ottavino: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 SO.

The Colorado Rockies (34-41) are back in action tonight as they take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Jhoulys Chacin (1-5, 4.53 ERA) will take the hill looking to snap Colorado’s six-game skid while Lance Lynn (7-5, 3.15 ERA) looks to extend it.

First-pitch is scheduled for 8:40 PM ET, 6:40 PM MT.

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