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Rockies 3, Brewers 2

W: Jason Hammel (3-3)
L: Todd Coffey (1-1)
S: Huston Street (10)

MVP: Mitch Stetter (+.096)
LVP: Todd Coffey (-.274)

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In a game that started out overshadowed by the draft, the Brewers started with a bang. Craig Counsell led off the bottom of the 1st with a triple to center field and JJ Hardy promptly drove him in with an RBI groundout. In the second, Mat Gamel hit a booming home run to straightaway center, his first round-tripper in Miller Park. Meanwhile Braden Looper hummed along on the mound, allowing five hits while striking out seven in the first six innings.

Looper, having thrown 87 pitches, came in to start the seventh and gave up back-to-back doubles. Mark DiFelice, back from bereavement leave, got Chris Ianetta to pop up for the first out of the inning. After Rockies lefty Seth Smith was announced, Ken Macha brought sinkerballer Todd Coffey into the game, hoping for a ground ball. A walk, line drive double, and sacrifice fly later, the score was 3-2. Lefty Mitch Stetter then entered the game and struck out Todd Helton on three pitches.

The bottom of the Brewers offense couldn't muster a rally in the seventh, setting the stage for Mitch Stetter to strike out the side around a two-out single in the 8th. Manny Corpas retired the Brewers in order in the bottom half of the inning. Seth McClung pitched the ninth, inducing speedster Dexter Fowler's first career GIDP. Huston Street retired Prince Fielder, Mike Cameron and pinch-hitter Frank Catalanotto to close out the victory. The Rockies retired the final 16 Brewers batters of the game.