The Rockies failed to avoid the sweep this afternoon in Milwaukee as Ryan Braun homered twice and the Rockies' bats failed to find much of the ball. After getting knocked around on his last two outings, Tyler Anderson came out and had a solid afternoon in Milwaukee as he gave up two runs through five innings with a whopping ten strikeouts. Zach Davies took the hill for the Brewers and had a nice day, allowing just one run through six while whiffing eight. The Rockies bullpen then let them down again, surrendering five runs in three innings.
The Rockies got on the board early this afternoon when Nolan Arenado hit his 34th homer of the year with two outs in the first inning. With a run on the board, CarGo and Parra singled and Davies walked Descalso to bring up Tony Wolters with the bases loaded. Wolters, however, grounded out softly to bring an end to the inning. Tyler Anderson took the hill and allowed a leadoff single to Jonathan Villar, but quickly retired the next three batters he faced, striking out two of them and getting Ryan Braun to fly out on one pitch.
Adames led off for the Rockies in the top of the second, hitting a long ball to the warning track in left where Ryan Braun committed the Brewers' 104th error of the season as the ball just bounced off of his glove, allowing Adames to reach second. Braun was let off the hook, however, as Davies, who looks like a prepubescent teen by the way, buckled down and struck out Anderson, Chuck, and Dahl to end the inning. Anderson answered with a K of his own to start the bottom half of the frame and retired the next two Brewers he faced.
Both teams were scoreless in the third inning with Anderson striking out the side. The Brewers clawed one back in the bottom half of the frame a solo homer from Ryan Braun. Anderson settled down though and struck out the next two (well, technically three with one reaching on a wild pitch) to end the inning. With the Rockies failing to add any more runs in the fifth, the Brewers took the lead on a two-out double from Villar.
Chris Rusin came in to replace Anderson in the sixth inning and allowed another run to the Brewers, giving them a 3-1 lead. Qualls replaced Rusin with one out in the seventh and a runner on third. He struck out Broxton before giving up a two-run homer to Ryan Braun for his second of the game to put the Brewers in front 5-1. Qualls then let up another pair of runs and the Brewers came away with the 7-1 win.