The Brewers put together a strong performance tonight. Unfortunately, it was not enough to end their losing streak.
The Rockies got on the board first, hitting four singles in the second inning to bring the first run of the game across the plate. The Brewers responded quickly, though. Luis Urias homered to lead off the third inning, tying the game at 1-1 through three innings.
Meanwhile, Kolten Wong was back in the lineup and playing well. He led off the game with a single, though the Brewers couldn’t cash that in. Then, in the second inning, he showed that he’s ready to be back in the field with a strong play on defense.
The game would hold at 1-1 until the fifth inning, when the flood gates began to open. The Brewers started the inning with singles from Willy Adames and Luis Urias. Then, Jackie Bradley Jr. cashed those runs in with a double, bringing in both and giving the Brewers a 3-1 lead. It didn’t stop there, as Bradley got to third on a Wong groundout, and then Daniel Vogelbach reached on an error by Ryan McMahon, which also allowed Bradley to score and increase the lead to 4-1.
However, the Rockies began their response in the bottom of the inning. Raimel Tapia led off with a double, then Garrett Hampson was hit by a pitch to put a second runner on base. A groundout from Charlie Blackmon moved the runners up, and then Trevor Story brought in Tapia with a sacrifice fly, cutting the lead to 4-2.
The lead would completely evaporate the next inning. Brendan Rodgers doubled to lead off the sixth for the Rockies, and then Yonathan Daza doubled to score Rodgers, reducing the lead to 4-3. That ended Corbin Burnes’ day, as Brent Suter came on to try to hold the lead. He did get Tapia to strike out, but Garrett Hampson added another double in the inning to score Daza, tying the game at 4-4. Brad Boxberger got the seventh, but the runs kept coming for the Rockies. Ryan McMahon walked with one out, then another double from Rodgers gave the Rockies the lead at 5-4.
The score held until the ninth inning, with Daniel Bard of the Rockies trying to shut it down. However, the Brewers weren’t ready to go down. Omar Narvaez doubled to lead off the inning, and then Willy Adames doubled as well to tie the game at 5-5. The Brewers weren’t done yet, as Luis Urias was hit by a pitch to put another runner on base. Urias then stole third, and Jace Peterson walked to load the bases. However, the Brewers couldn’t bring them in, with Kolten Wong grounding out and Derek Fisher striking out to end the ninth.
After Josh Hader put together a 1-2-3 ninth inning, the game went to extras. Wong started the tenth on base, but it was a quick inning for the Brewers as Christian Yelich lined out and Avisail Garcia and Omar Narvaez struck out to keep the game tied at 5-5. Devin Williams came in to try to extend the game another inning, with the Rockies putting Ryan McMahon on second. It was also a quick inning for the Rockies, but in the opposite way. C.J. Cron led off the inning with a single, and that scored McMahon to end the game with the Rockies walking off with the 6-5 win.
Corbin Burnes had a rough day, pitching 5.1 innings and allowing four runs, eight hits, and two walks. He did strike out six as well. Brent Suter allowed just a hit in 0.2 innings, but did allow the tying run to score. Brad Boxberger allowed a run, a hit, and a walk in an inning of work. Trevor Williams and Josh Hader each added scoreless innings, and Devin Williams pitched the tenth but didn’t record an out, just a run and a hit.
On offense, Willy Adames and Luis Urias led the offense with two-hit days, though every starting position player had at least one hit in the game. Unfortunately, the Brewers couldn’t cash in their scoring opportunities, going just 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position as a team.
Once again, the Brewers will try to end their losing streak tomorrow night against the Rockies. Adrian Houser is up against Austin Gomber in game 3 of the series. First pitch is set for 8:10 pm.