Brewers 6, Rockies 5: Sweep Dreams

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It wasn't easy, but the Brewers managed to maintain a late lead. Unlike SOME teams from the United States.

Win: Kyle Lohse (9-2)
Loss: Tyler Matzek (1-2)
Save: Francisco Rodriguez (25)

HR: Aramis Ramirez (10), Lyle Overbay (3), Wilin Rosario (8)


The Brewers once again kicked off scoring early, when Aramis Ramirez knocked a two-run home run in the top of the second inning, bringing home Carlos Gomez. Two singles and a walk later, and the bases were loaded for Kyle Lohse, who grounded into a double play but at least brought in one more run before Rickie Weeks popped out to end the inning.

The Rockies and catcher Wilin Rosario came right back, however. In the bottom of the second, Rosario scored on a Charlie Culberson single. Rosario had previously reached on a single, then advanced to second on a line drive out to right field. In the third inning, Rosario knocked in two runs of his own with a double to tie the game 3-3.

The Brewers re-took the lead in the fifth inning. With two outs and Weeks and Braun on second and first, respectively, Jonathan Lucroy singled to right. That brought in Weeks and moved Braun to third. However, on the throw back, Lucroy got caught in a rundown between first and second. That allowed Braun to take off and beat a throw home, but the Rockies nailed Lucroy at second for the final out of the inning.

Colorado cut the lead back down to one in the eighth, but a rare Lyle Overbay home run pushed the lead to 6-4. This was fortunate as Rosario hit a solo blast in the bottom of the ninth that would otherwise have tied the game. In the end, however, the Rockies fell short and the Brewers escaped with a sweep.

Kyle Lohse has had better starts than the one he did today, though he wasn't terrible or anything. He finished having pitched just five innings and allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks. He also struck out three.

The Brewers head back to Wisconsin for a three game series against the Nationals next. First pitch tomorrow is 7:10 CT.

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