It is another day, meaning the Rockies lost another Spring Training game, this time falling to the Milwaukee Brewers 8-6 at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix.
This one was different, though, as the Rockies offense was able to muster up 6 runs against the Brew Crew's pitchers (mainly just Carlos Villanueva and Mitch Stetter), and got 2-run homers from Dan Ortmeier and Seth Smith. Omar Quintanilla added to his impressive spring totals with 2 more hits, and Eric Young Jr. and Paul Phillips each chipped in with RBI singles as well. However, the bullpen (and pitching in general) failed the Rockies again, with the final dagger coming when Ryan Mattheus served up a 2-run home run off the bat of Trot Nixon in the bottom of the 8th inning - the last of four gopher balls that the Rockies gave up on the afternoon.
Colorado likely stuck to their strategy of feeding meatballs to the opposition, a statement backed by the following pitching lines:
Greg Smith - 3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, HR
Greg Reynolds - 3 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 HR, 2 K
Ryan Mattheus - IP, 3 H (all XBH), 2 ER, HR
In between all of the fail, Alan Embree pitched a solid 1-2-3 inning in which he struck out a batter (Prince Fielder).
The Rockies are off tomorrow, and will be back at it again (hopefully, not in typical fashion) Thursday in an exhibition (isn't every ST game an exhibition?) game against Mexico's WBC team.