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Series Preview #38: Our Favorite Brewers/Rockies Moments From 2011

52-61 (4th place, NL Central)
41-71 (5th place, NL West)

GAME 1: August 13, 2012 @ 7:40 p.m. CDT
(TV: FS-Wisconsin; Radio: 620 WTMJ)

: August 14, 2012 @ 7:40 p.m. CDT
(TV: FS-Wisconsin; Radio: 620 WTMJ)

GAME 3: August 15, 2012 @ 2:10 p.m. CDT
(TV: FS-Wisconsin; Radio: 620 WTMJ)

Coors Field | Denver, Colorado

SBN Coverage: Brewers vs Rockies coverage

A View from the Other Dugout: Purple Row

Game 1 Michael Fiers (6-4, 1.80) vs. Jeff Francis (3-4, 6.06)
vs. Rockies (0-0, ---) vs. Brewers (0-0, ---)
Game 2 Randy Wolf (3-8, 5.46) vs. Tyler Chatwood (2-2, 5.06)
vs. Rockies (0-0, ---) vs. Brewers (0-0, ---)
Game 3 Mark Rogers (0-1, 4.08) vs. TBD
vs. Rockies (0-0, ---) vs. Brewers ---

While the Brewers adjust to the altitude in their first and only trip to Denver in 2012 we'll take a look at some of the best Brewers/Rockies moments from last season. The Brewers went 6-3 against the Rockies in 2011, with the two teams playing some classic games.

1) Prince Fielder's walkoff blast gives the Crew a 7-6, 14 inning win on May 20.

I really could have made a top five list of moments from this game. The Brewers trailed 4-3 in the eighth but tied the game on a Casey McGehee solo home run. The Rockies took a 5-4 lead in the 13th but Yuniesky Betancourt tied it up once again with another solo home run. Finally, the Rockies took the lead for the third time in the top of the 14th but Prince Fielder followed Ryan Braun's walk with this walkoff blast to end it once and for all:

Follow the jump for more memories!

2) Ryan Braun's walkoff home run gives the Brewers a 2-1, eleven inning win on September 13

Prince Fielder wasn't the only one to supply walkoff heroics against the Rockies in 2011. Zack Greinke pitched just five innings on this day and allowed one run, but five Brewer relievers combined to pitch six shutout innings and set the stage for this Ryan Braun game-ender:

3) Brewers score six in final three innings to win 8-7 on July 16

This was a wild contest in the late innings as the Rockies led 3-2 going into the seventh but the two teams combined to score ten runs in their final six trips to the plate. The game was tied at six with two outs in the top of the ninth when Prince Fielder walked and Rickie Weeks brought him home with this blast:

Francisco Rodriguez had pitched a scoreless eighth inning and this homer gave him the win in his Brewer debut.

4) Ryan Braun's triple supplies the offense in a 3-1 win on May 22

The Brewers climbed above .500 at 24-23 and never looked back in this game where Ryan Braun supplied all the offense. Carlos Gomez walked and Rickie Weeks was hit by a pitch to set the stage for Braun, who came all the way around to score too on this triple and error in the third inning.

5) John Axford finishes off a 4-3 win with a strikeout on July 17

This one was a nailbiter down to the end, as the Brewers led 4-2 heading into the ninth but allowed the Rockies to get within one on Ty Wigginton's RBI double. The potential winning run was standing on first base when Axford struck out Troy Tulowitzki on three pitches to close it out.