Rockies 8, Brewers 6: Late Rally Propels Colorado over Brew Crew

The Colorado Rockies rallied from 4-0 and 6-2 deficits this afternoon, getting three runs in the seventh and eighth,  to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers and run their Cactus League record to 3-1.

It was the Rockies' young guns who led the charge back, as talented short-stop prospect Hector Gomez went 2-2 with two runs and two RBIs, while first baseman Mike Paulk, catcher Mike McKenry, and second baseman Chris Nelson (on a suicide squeeze) all knocked in runs for the Rockies. Among hitters that will be on the Rockies' Opening Day roster, Dexter Fowler went 2-3 with a run while Ryan Spilborghs went 1-3 with a RBI. The Rockies also turned four double plays in the game.

Milwaukee jumped out ahead of Colorado thanks to a run in the first and three in the third. Tim Redding started for the Rockies, giving up one run on three hits in two innings and getting all of his outs on groundballs. Jhoulys Chacin followed Redding for the next two innings, and while all six of his outs came on groundballs, he had a rough go of it, giving up three runs on three singles and an error (by Paul Lo Duca) in his first inning and then walking two in the fourth. Al Alburquerque, acquired for Jeff Baker during the middle of last season from the Cubs, pitched the fifth, giving up two runs on a pair of doubles.

After Alberquerque, the Rockies pitchers settled down, getting scoreless innings from Edgmer Escalona, a finally healthy Shane Lindsay, Craig Baker (who took the win), and Andrew Johnston (who got the save). The Rockies didn't strike anyone and walked three.

Box Score

Roll Call after the jump...

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