Brewer bullpen now has 23 blown saves this year as Colorado comes from behind to winWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Brewers ended a 1-5 road trip yesterday, as the Colorado Rockies came from behind in the ninth inning to beat the Crew 7-6 in Denver.
DENVER - The Milwaukee Brewers ended a 1-5 road trip yesterday, as the Colorado Rockies came from behind in the ninth inning to beat the Crew 7-6 in Denver.
Jim Henderson gave up two singles before Tyler Colvin hit a two-run walk-off double down the right field line. It was the Milwaukee bullpen’s 23rd blown save of the year, and the loss dropped Henderson’s record to 0-2. Mark Rogers, back from paternity leave after his wife had a baby daughter on Monday, gave up four runs in the first two innings – but the Brewers took the lead by scoring five times in the fifth. Each team scored once in the sixth-and-seventh before the Brewers took a one-run lead into the final frame, which they couldn’t hold.
Nyjer Morgan drove in three runs for Milwaukee, as he singled twice in four trips. Rickie Weeks went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Corey Hart doubled, and he moved into second-place in the National League with 53 extra-base hits this season. Aramis Ramirez leads the N-L with 56. Rogers gave up five runs in six innings. Will Harris got the win by throwing two scoreless innings of relief. He’s now 1-0. Chris Nelson went 2-for-4 with three RBI’s for Colorado, which won three straight at home for the first time since June first.
Milwaukee dropped to 1-and-14 on the road since the All-Star break. The Brewers will open a four-game home series against Philadelphia tonight. Right-hander Marco Estrada goes up against Phillies’ left-hander Cliff Lee.
Brewers’ right-hander Shaun Marcum gave up three runs in three-and-two-thirds innings last night in his second-and-final rehab start for the Class-“A” Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. But Marcum was hardly the only pitcher to struggle, as the Rattlers were out-slugged at Beloit 13-10. The Snappers scored an unearned run off Marcum in the second inning, as a dropped pop-up was followed with an RBI-single. Marcum surrendered a total of four hits and two walks, and he struck out four. The Snappers scored five runs in the eighth to win it. Brewers’ manager Ron Roenicke must still decide whether Marcum will return to the Milwaukee rotation next week, when the Crew hosts the Chicago Cubs. If that happens, Roenicke says he might use a six-man rotation for a while, to reduce a heavy innings load for younger pitchers like Mike Fiers.