Brewers 5, Rockies 3: Four errors in 8th inning doom Colorado

Dustin Bradford

Jordan Lyles pitched well in his second start of the spring but a bunch of minor-leaguers committed a host of eighth-inning errors that cost the Rockies the game.

Four Rockies errors in a span of three batters in the bottom of the eighth inning allowed the Brewers to break a 3-3 tie and hold on to win, 5-3.

A half-inning after Kyle Parker doubled down the left field line to score Matt Argyropoulos and tie the game, the Rockies gave that run and another back to the Brewers with miscues by Parker, Argyropoulos, Rosell Herrera and Tyler Massey. The errors compounded the walk and hit allowed in the inning by Rob Scahill, who didn't surrender an earned run but fell to 0-2 with a 16.88 ERA this spring.

Like Scahill, most of the other Rockies relievers in the game had to work around significant traffic issues and didn't perform all that well. Adam Ottavino was the lone exception, allowing one hit but notching a strikeout in a scoreless inning of work. The best performance on the mound belonged to starter Jordan Lyles, who worked three scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out two. Lyles used his fastball effectively to challenge hitters, something he'll need to continue to be unafraid to do if he's going to have a shot at cracking the big-league staff.

The Rockies and Walt Weiss used their first-ever managerial challenge in the sixth inning when Brewers outfielder Logan Schafer stole second base off of Nick Masset and Jackson Williams. Umpires took less than two minutes to review the play and determine that Schafer was indeed safe.

Offensively, Colorado managed only six hits compared to the Brewers' 12. Parker and Tom Murphy had the biggest of the bunch, each registering an RBI double in the game.

The Rockies (3-6) will be back in action on Friday against the Angels at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. There will be no TV broadcast of any sort, but MLB.com will have streaming audio coverage of the 1:10 p.m. MT contest.

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