After winning the opener on Monday against Colorado, the Brewers hoped to take the series in game two. Brandon Woodruff got the start on the mound for the Crew against Chad Kuhl for the Rockies. With the Brewers only 2.5 games back from the last wildcard spot, all of these games down the stretch are extremely important.
Milwaukee struck early, as Christian Yelich hit a 499-foot home run to lead off the game. Hunter Renfroe added to the lead with a two-run home run later in the inning to score Willy Adames, giving the Brewers an early 3-0 lead. The Rockies would answer in the bottom of the third when Elehuris Montero hit a solo home run to left that cut the Brewers lead to two.
Omar Narvaez helped the Brewers gain some insurance in the top of the fourth, when he doubled to deep right, scoring both Jace Peterson and Keston Hiura, giving the Crew a 5-1 advantage.
The Brewers would add another run in the top of the seventh, this time on an Adames RBI double to score Garrett Mitchell from second. This gave Milwaukee a 6-1 lead heading into the eighth.
Angel Perdomo was brought in for Woodruff to pitch the eighth and quickly gave up four runs on an RBI single and a three-run home run without recording an out. Peter Strzelecki was then brought in for Perdomo and gave up a solo home run to Randal Grichuk, which tied the game at 6-6.
Milwaukee would gain the lead in the top of the tenth on anoter Adames double to score Yelich from second. Taylor Rogers was then brought in to close the game and gave up an RBI double to Yonathan Daza that scored Ryan McMahon from second to tie it up. Later in the inning, Grichuk hit his second three-run home run of the night to give the Rockies the walk-off victory in a devastating defeat for the Crew.
The Brewers will finish their series in Colorado on Wednesday, then head home for a doubleheader against the Giants on Thursday. Eric Lauer starts against Kyle Freeland in Wednesday’s rubber match. The first pitch is at 2:10 CDT on Bally Sports Wisconsin and 620 WTMJ.