It was not a good day at the yard for the Rox as Jon Gray exited early and not enough hits were both contributing factors in Saturday’s loss to the Brew Crew.
Milwaukee strikes quickly
The Brewers wasted no time scoring in the first, and they pushed three runs across home plate on a bases-clearing double by Omar Narváez. Narváez then came around to score on an RBI single, giving the Brewers a 4-0 lead by the end of the first inning.
And the injuries never stop...
Jon Gray has had a forgettable first half of the Simulated Season, and although his night was cut short, this outing didn’t seem promising. Gray’s final line was: 3 IP, 4 H, 4ER, 3 BB, 1 SO before leaving the game with an injury. He is listed day-to-day with bruised ribs but should be available to make his next start against the Braves.
The only run scored for Colorado came off the bat of Nolan Arenado — a pinch-hit solo home run (4-1 MIL). The third baseman had a much deserved rest day, but the Rockies could’ve, no doubt, used his bat in the lineup.
Fifth inning, fifth run
Narváez continued to do damage against the Rockies’ pitching and sent a single to left which brought in Ben Gamel. Brewers win, 5-1.
The Rockies finish their series with the Brewers on Sunday. Colorado has Jack Wynkoop (0-0, 3.00 ERA) opposite, former Rockies pitcher, Brett Anderson (7-6, 3.71 ERA). A broadcast will not be available, but a game recap will be published on Purple Row!