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Brewers 7, Rockies 4: The cost of a win

The Brewers are a game away from another sweep of the Rockies, but they suffered a couple losses of their own today.

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Win: Matt Garza (5-5)
Loss: Jhoulys Chacin (1-7)
Save: Francisco Rodriguez (27)

HR:  Carlos Gomez (13)


The Brewers may have won the game, but they also suffered a couple of losses today. Both Jean Segura and Carlos Gomez exited early with injuries. Segura suffered a cramp and was replaced by Elian Herrera while Gomez would up with a neck strain after an outfield collision with Ryan Braun. Braun ended up moving to center field with Gomez out and Mark Reynolds came in to play right field. Those two combining with Khris Davis makes possibly the worst defensive outfield ever.

Fortunately, neither injury seems overly serious and both are considered day-to-day. However, if neither Segura nor Gomez can start tomorrow the Brewers may need to make a roster move. Herrera is the team's only backup at either center field or shortstop right now. Ron Roenicke has said that the team was likely to move away from the four-man bench soon. This could be the opportunity to do that. Otherwise, we'll have to see Scooter Gennett at shortstop or Braun in center field for a full game. Neither of those options are exactly ideal.

As for the actual game, the Brewers kicked off scoring early against Rockies start Jhoulys Chacin. After Gennett struck out to start the bottom of the first, Braun and Jonathan Lucroy reached on back-to-back singles. That set up Carlos Gomez for a three-run homer, his first long ball since June 5.

Milwaukee got another three-spot on the board in the fifth. With two men on and one out, Braun hit a two-run triple. He would then score on a Lucroy groundout to second base. The Rockies came back with a couple runs of their own in the sixth, but the Brewers notched one more the same inning to make the score 7-2.

However, the Rockies wouldn't go down easily. In the top of the seventh, they got two more when DJ LeMahieu singled home Wilin Rosario and Ryan Wheeler. That would do it for Matt Garza, who pitched 6.2 innings and allowed four runs on nine hits. He also struck out four.

The Brewers bullpen managed to keep Colorado down the rest of the game and Francisco Rodriguez notched his league-leading 27th save.

The Brewers and Rockies will play one more tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 CT.