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W: M Belisle (2-3)
L: Zach Braddock (1-1)
S: Raffy Betancourt (1)

HR:Corey Hart (18), Miquel Olivo (9), Sean Smith (10)

MVP: Yo Gallardo (+.272)
LVP: Carlos Villanueva+Zach Braddock

Graph of "Guess where the bullpen entered the game"
SB Nation Coverage


Tonight's game was a great illustration of the old baseball adage, "Yo Gallardo needs to figure out how to get through more than 6 IP with 100+ pitches".

Yo pitched another solid game, striking out nine, walking one, and allowing four hits, giving up only one run in the first inning. However, Yo was able to only get through 6 innings and hit the showers with a 4-1 lead. Carlos Villanueva gave up 3 runs on 2 HRs in the seventh to make sure that Yo didn't get the win, and Zach Braddock gave up another 3 runs in the 8th to make sure Yo cried in the shower.

The Brewers got off to a slow start, getting their first run in the 5th inning on an Escobar single to tie the game 1-1. The Brewers got an unearned run in the 6th to take the lead, and the Brewers increased their lead by two in the 7th with doubles by Escobar and Richard Weeks.

In the bottom of the 7th, the Rockies tied the game with 3 runs off of Villanueva, and took a four run lead in the 8th with runs off of Braddock and Loe.

In the top of the 9th inning, Corey Hart crushed a 3 run blast off of Rockies closer Manny Corpas to bring the Brewers to within one run. Prince Fielder walked and Ryan Braun doubled to get the tying run 90 feet away. The Rockies issued a free pass to Casey McGehee and pitched to Johnathan Lucroy with the bases juiced. But then Lucroy flied out to left, and the Brewers lost.