The Rockies had a six game win-streak snapped 5-3 in a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix. The Rockies were out hit 9-5, but collected all three of their runs by big fly; a solo home run from Drew Stubbs to get the scoring started in the fourth, and a two run, opposite field shot off the bat of Trevor Story in the seventh.
Story came into the game for shortstop Daniel Descalso in the bottom of the sixth inning. Descalso went hitless in his at bats, as most of the starting ten did. Dustin Garneau, who appeared as the designated hitter, was the only starter other than Stubbs to manage a hit. Garneau singled on a ground ball to Jean Segura, and would take second base on a throwing error.
Today’s starting pitcher, newly acquired Gus Schlosser took the loss, giving up four hits and two runs over two full innings of work. Brett Marshall pitched innings three through five, surrendering only two hits and a walk, with two strikeouts. Jose Ortega struggled in his single inning of work, giving up two runs on two hits and two walks. Rex Brothers pitched a very un-telling seventh inning; a hit, a run, a walk and a strikeout. So far what we’ve seen from Rex is neither assuring nor alarming, after his rough 2014 season. It is still early, however, so all we can do is hope he’ll have himself back to brilliant -- or at least reasonably dominant -- by April.
Quiet bats and ho-hum pitching keep the Rockies shy of a victory, but prospects continue to shine this spring, suggesting a bright future for Colorado’s ball club.