Brewers' road woes continue as Colorado wins series openerWisconsin Sports
-- After nine straight quality starts, Brewers’ rookie Mike Fiers was shelled last night as Milwaukee lost at Colorado 9-6.
DENVER - After nine straight quality starts, Brewers’ rookie Mike Fiers was shelled last night as Milwaukee lost at Colorado 9-6.
Fiers came into the game with a 1.80 ERA – the Majors’ best since he was called up in late May. But he lasted just two-plus innings against the Rockies, giving up eight runs on nine hits with a walk and only one strikeout. The loss dropped Fiers to 6-5, and his ERA mushroomed to 2.63.
Colorado led 8-0 after three innings, and Milwaukee made the final score look respectable when Rickie Weeks hit a three-run homer in the ninth. Carlos Gomez added a two-run blast and went 3-for-4 on the night. Aramis Ramirez hit his National League-leading 38th double and 55th extra base hit. But the Brewers still managed to lose their 12th road game in their last 13. D.J. LeMahieu had a career-high four hits, all singles. And he drove in a pair, as the Rockies out-hit the Brewers 15-to-9. Dexter Fowler was the only position player for Colorado not to get an RBI. Jeff Francis went five-and-a-third innings to pick up the win for Colorado. He’s now 4-4.
The Brewers and Rockies will play again tonight in Denver. Left-hander Randy Wolf faces Rockies’ right-hander Tyler Chatwood.
Brewers’ rookie shortstop Jean Segura did not play last night, after he hurt his right leg in Sunday’s win at Houston. Astros’ catcher Chris Snyder stepped on Segura’s right calf as he slid at home. But Brewers’ manager Ron Roenicke said it was not why he rested Segura. He’s been playing every day for about a week, after he was traded from the Angels in the deal that sent Zack Greinke to Anaheim. Roenicke said Segura would be fine, and he wanted Cody Ransom to get some playing time.
Meanwhile, Brewers’ infielder Jeff Bianchi is still hitless after he grounded out as a pinch-hitter last night. Bianchi was with the Crew for a couple weeks in July, and he was sent back down to Triple-“A” Nashville after going 0-for-12. He was called back up yesterday – but he’s only staying for a couple days while starter Mark Rogers is on a paternity leave. His wife Kerrie is expected their first child in Phoenix. Roenicke said if the baby wasn’t born last night, they’d try to induce it today. Rogers’ next scheduled start is tomorrow in Denver – and he’s expected to make that start.