Brewers get win one, snap losing streak to RockiesWisconsin Sports
- The Milwaukee Brewers won their first game over Colorado since July of 2008 last night, 7-5 at Miller Park.
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers won their first game over Colorado since July of 2008 last night, 7-5 at Miller Park.
Casey McGehee went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, as the Brewers ended a seven-game losing streak to the Rockies. McGehee’s blast in the first inning wiped out a 1-nothing Rockies’ lead, and Milwaukee never trailed after that. Prince Fielder went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, an RBI, and three runs scored.
Left-hander Randy Wolf won his Brewers’ debut. He gave up four runs on nine hits in six and two-thirds innings. Wolf struck out eight without walking a batter. Trevor Hoffman earned his 592nd career save, despite giving up a run in the ninth. Rockies’ starter Greg Smith gave up five runs in five innings, and lost in his first Major League appearance since 2008 with Oakland.
Ian Stewart fell a single short of the cycle for the Rockies, who were trying to go 2-and-0 for the first time since 2001. Stewart homered in his second straight game, and Todd Helton added three hits. Colorado had 11 hits, but was only 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Troy Tulowitzki went 0-for-4 and ended an 11-game hitting streak against the Brewers.
Milwaukee and Colorado will wrap up their three-game series this afternoon. Left-hander Doug Davis faces Rockies’ right-hander Aaron Cook.
Brewers’ starter Jeff Suppan had a bullpen session yesterday, as he recovers from a neck injury that put him on the disabled list to start the season. Assistant general manager Gord Ash says Suppan will have a minor league rehab assignment later this week. The details were still being worked out yesterday, but Ash says the Brewers plan to bring him back after one outing. And if he does well, there’s a good possibility that Suppan could be the Brewers’ number-five starter for a series in Chicago next week. He’s been on the DL retroactive to March 26th with pain in a cervical disc.