We all knew that Christian Bergman was capable of this. It was just a matter of when, not if.
'When' unfortunately happened on Friday, as Bergman surrendered seven runs on nine hits in three innings against the Brewers. The Rockies' bullpen wasn't much better, and the end result saw Colorado allow 13 runs on 19 hits en route to losing their fourth consecutive game.
Of course, it wouldn't be the Rockies without an impressive offensive showing at Coors Field. The team did just that, notching 10 runs on 16 hits, but Milwaukee did just enough to keep Colorado at arm's length during the final six innings of the ballgame.
Bergman took a line drive off the bat of Aramis Ramirez to his left (non-throwing) hand in the third inning. He stayed in to finish the frame, but the injury only added to an already ineffective outing from the rookie hurler. Still, the hope is Bergman has no ill effects from the liner and will be OK to make his next start after X-rays came back clean.
Jean Segura was the hero for the Brewers, hitting a pair of home runs as part of a 3-for-5 performance. Segura was one of five Brewers players who had three hits in the game, joining Ramirez, Scooter Gennett, Ryan Braun and Carlos Gomez. Despite the loss, the Rockies did their fair share of damage at the plate, as well. Corey Dickerson led all hitters by going 4-for-5 with a two-run homer. Wilin Rosario and Troy Tulowitzki had three hits apiece, and Justin Morneau had two hits and drove in five runs.
The Rockies have now lost four consecutive games and have fallen back to five games under .500. With warm temperatures and inexperienced pitchers on the mound for the Rockies in Denver, it'd probably be wise to expect more of the same over the next couple of days. Hopefully the offense, which, again, was good tonight, can keep up. More hits in key situations -- such as the one tonight where, with two outs in the eighth inning, Wilin Rosario struck out with two runners on base -- would certainly help.
Colorado has now lost 40 of its 76 all-time games in which both teams scored 10 or more runs. The Rockies are 1-3 in those games this season.
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