Brewers lose season opener 5-3Wisconsin Sports
-- Carlos Gomez says the Milwaukee Brewers will make the post-season if they keep playing the way they did yesterday, despite a 5-3 home loss to Colorado.
MILWAUKEE - Carlos Gomez says the Milwaukee Brewers will make the post-season if they keep playing the way they did yesterday, despite a 5-3 home loss to Colorado.
Gomez is the Brewers’ new center-fielder who went 4-for-5 in the regular season opener at Miller Park. He had a solo home run in his first game since being traded from Minnesota for J.J. Hardy last fall.
The Rockies went up 4-nothing before Ryan Braun hit a run-scoring double off the left field wall in the fifth inning. Milwaukee scored its final run in the ninth off Colorado’s Franklin Morales. Rickie Weeks was hit by a pitch, and then Gomez hit a blooper to right to put both runners in scoring position. Braun hit a sacrifice fly to score Weeks. But Prince
Fielder was robbed of an RBI on a tough line drive to short. And Jim Edmonds flied out to end the game. Edmonds started in right in place of a struggling Corey Hart.
Ian Stewart hit a solo homer and a sacrifice fly for Colorado, and Ubaldo Jiminez got the win by striking out six in six innings, giving up a run on eight hits and a walk. Yovani Gallardo took the loss for Milwaukee, giving up four runs on seven hits in seven innings with two walks and five strikeouts. Braun, Casey McGehee, and Fielder had two hits apiece for Milwaukee, which stranded 11 runners and went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position.
The Brewers are now 23-18-and-1 in all-time openers. 45,808 attended, the second-largest crowd at Miller Park since it opened in 2001. The Brewer-Rockie series continues tonight. Left-hander Randy Wolf will start against Colorado lefty Greg Smith.