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Colorado Rockies losing streak continues as Jorge De La Rosa shelled by Brewers in 9-5 loss

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Nothing changed with a new opponent as Milwaukee crushed the Rockies in the series opener.

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The Colorado Rockies lost their fifth consecutive game and dropped to a miserable 13-21 at Coors Field as they dropped a 9-5 decision to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa was bombarded by a Brewers offense that had scored just 13 runs in a six-game losing streak entering the game. He allowed six runs on 11 hits in five innings, walking three and striking out four. He threw 101 pitches in five innings, 64 for strikes.

Things were a mess from the outset for De La Rosa, as he gave up a double to Brewers center fielder Gerardo Parra, the second batter of the game, followed by a two-run home run to right fielder Ryan Braun to give Milwaukee a quick 2-0 lead. The lead expanded two batters later on Aramis Ramirez's eighth home run of the season, a solo shot that pushed the lead to 3-0.

Milwaukee extended its lead in the second when second baseman Hernan Perez doubled home left fielder Shane Peterson, who had singled, and Milwaukee led 4-0 before four Rockies had even come to bat. The Brewers got a fifth run in the third thanks to back-to-back singles from catcher Jonathan Lucroy and Ramirez that were followed by a pair of walks to first baseman Jason Rogers and Peterson.

The Brewers never looked back from their early lead as starter Taylor Jungmann was effective, holding the Rockies offense to four runs on eight hits in six innings, walking one and striking out four.

After another Milwaukee run in the fourth, the Rockies finally got on the board in the bottom of the inning with a two-run triple from Nolan Arenado, who then scored on a double from first baseman Ben Paulsen, cutting the deficit in half to 6-3.

The Rockies got another run in the bottom of the sixth when Paulsen tripled home Arenado, but Milwaukee struck back with three in the top of the seventh, all of which were charged to reliever Christian Bergman, to complete the Brewers' scoring on the night.

Colorado added a consolation run in the ninth when left fielder Brandon Barnes scored on the Rockies' thrid triple of the game, this time from center field Charlie Blackmon.

The game ended with Blackmon at third when second baseman DJ LeMahieu took a 3-2 pitch that was low and away, but called a strike because home plate umpire Bill Miller was tired of standing out on the field.

The Rockies will look to snap their five-game skid and even the series tomorrow as Chad Bettis takes the mound against Kyle Lohse. First pitch is at 2:10 p.m. Mountain time.


Source: FanGraphs

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