Win: Wily Peralta (8-5)
Loss: Christian Friedrich (0-1)
HR: Aramis Ramirez (9), Chris Dickerson (10)
The Brewers offense has had it's ups and downs this season, but the team must really love the thin air in Denver. After pinning 13 runs on Colorado yesterday, Milwaukee scored another nine in their contest Saturday afternoon, beating the Rockies handily.
At first, however, it looked like this might be a more difficult game to win. The Rockies drew first blood in the first inning, getting two runs against Brewers' starter Wily Peralta. Then, Milwaukee took over.
The Brewers scored four runs apiece in both the second and third innings, taking an 8-2 lead they would not give up. Their first group of runs came via some help from the Rockies defense. Carlos Gomez led off with a single, advancing to second on a throwing error by Josh Rutledge. After Aramis Ramirez flew out to move Gomez to third, Rutledge committed another error on a Khris Davis grounder, allowing him to reach base (and advance to second) and Gomez to score. Mark Reynolds then brought home Davis with a single.
Jean Segura was then hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. Wily Peralta hit a grounder that maybe should have been a double play, but DJ LeMahieu threw the ball away. That brought in Reynolds and let Peralta move to second. Rickie Weeks then tripled to bring in one more run before Ryan Braun struck out to end the inning.
Then, in the second, Jonathan Lucroy led off with a walk and Ramirez singled to put two on with one out. A Khris Davis flyout and Reynolds double later, and the Brewers had one more run and two runners on base. Jean Segura was intentionally walked to load the bases and bring up Wily Peralta.
Then the Brewers got three runs on, well...just watch:
Jean Segura may not be having the season we had hoped for, but he's picked it up more recently and there's no denying that above play was spectacular.
The Brewers would get one more in the fifth inning on an Aramis Ramirez home run while the Rockies managed a couple in the sixth. Overall, I would say Wily Peralta had a pretty good start. He went 7.2 innings, allowing the bullpen to rest. The Rockies pinned four runs (three earned) on him on eight hits and a walk. Peralta struck out two.
Aramis Ramirez was the offensive star of the night, going 3-4 with two runs and a homer. Mark Reynolds was 2-3 with two runs and two RBI. Carlos Gomez was the only other Brewer with multiple hits.
The Brewers and Rockies will play one more tomorrow. First pitch is at 3:10 CT.