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Brewers 5, Rockies 1: This feels familiar

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Brewers took the opening game of the series as the Rockies offense went missing in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Brewers scored four times in the bottom of the first inning en route to a 5-1 win over the Rockies on Monday. It’s the first time the Rockies have lost two in a row since April 12-13 in San Francisco and drops them to 13-16 overall, guaranteeing they will end April below .500.

Wisconsin is not for offense

Mitchell Airport is the only airport in Wisconsin or Illinois with service from all the major domestic airlines, according to the first result on Google. But apparently it does not include baggage handling service for Rockies bats. Heading into the game the Rockies had secured taco’s in six of their last seven and on Monday they managed just four hits against Zach Davies and the Brewers ‘pen. That includes a combined 1-for-21 from the first six spots in the lineup.

Welcome back, Kyle?

Not exactly the return Kyle Freeland was hoping for coming off the IL. The first inning began with a double, a flyout, and a walk. Then Jesus Aguilar, owner of a wRC+ of 2 (two) entering the game hit a three run home run, his first of the season. The inning ended with the Brewers scoring four runs on five hits and a walk—without Christian Yelich (did not play) or Yasmani Grandal (flyout) helping. To make matters worse, Aguilar added his second home run of the season to lead off the third inning.

To his credit, he did recover to retire 12 of the last 13 batters he faced after he gave up the home run, but the damage had been done. In all, Freeland gave up the five runs over six innings.

Up Next

German Márquez (3-1, 2.54 ERA)takes the mound on Tuesday for the Rockies in the second game of this four game set. He’ll be opposed by old friend Jhoulys Chacin (2-3, 6.35 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 5:40 pm MT and will be broadcasted on all the regular outlets.