Brewer offense continues to struggle as Colorado wins seriesWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Brewers continued to struggle on offense, in losing to Colorado 4-1 yesterday.
The Milwaukee Brewers continued to struggle on offense, in losing to Colorado 4-1 yesterday.
Ryan Braun received his National League M-V-P and Silver Slugger awards before the game. He was held hitless but walked twice, as the Brewers were out-hit 11-to-4. Michael Cuddyer broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning with a two-run double. Francisco Rodriguez took the loss in relief of Yovani Gallardo, who struck out eight in seven innings while giving up one run on six hits and a walk. Rodriguez is now 0-and-2, and the two runs he gave up boosted his E-R-A to six-point-seven-five. Jeremy Guthrie got the win for the Rockies, and he improved to 2-and-1. He went seven innings, surrendering a run on three hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Rafael Betancourt pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his fifth save. Troy Tulowitzki had two hits and scored a run. Mat Gamel drove in Milwaukee's only run with a single that scored Braun. The Brewers were just 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position, as their team batting average languishes at .224. The Rockies took two-of-three from the Brew Crew this weekend, and they've won four-of-their-last-five. The Brewers have lost three-of-four, dropping to 7-and-9 overall. They’re 3-and-3 on their current nine-game home-stand. The Brewers will host the Houston Astros tonight. Milwaukee right-hander Zack Greinke will face right-hander Lucas Harrell.