Having dropped a number of heartbreaking losses by blowing late leads this week, the Colorado Rockies at least mixed things up on Saturday night. They fell behind big early and made a valiant effort to come back that ultimately came up short. They ended up losing to the Brewers by a final score of 8-4.
Tyler Anderson rocked early
Perhaps the most predictable starter for the Rockies lately got hit hard right away in this game. Anderson gave up an RBI single to Ryan Braun, a grand slam to Travis Shaw, and a solo home run to Hernan Perez—all in the first inning. That put the Rockies in a 6-0 hole that they were never able to overcome.
Anderson still managed to go four innings so as to not completely wear out the bullpen, but this was an unexpected hiccup from a pitcher who has been rock solid in a rotation that has been the same.
Late rally falls short
Credit the Rockies for fighting all the way through this game. Down 8-2 in the 9th inning, they scored a couple runs on Trevor Story’s second home run on the night. They brought the tying run to the plate by loading the bases. Unfortunately Tom Murphy struck out as a pinch hitter and Charlie Blackmon popped out against the very tough Josh Hader to end the game.
The Rockies will try to salvage a game in Milwaukee on Sunday with Jon Gray on the mound against Wade Miley.