Colorado and Milwaukee traded punches for seven innings before the Rockies bullpen threw up a disastrous eighth.
An eventful first
Raimel Tapia got the game started off on the right foot for Colorado, singling to left field on the fourth pitch of the ballgame and extending his streak of reaching base safely to 21 consecutive games. He would promptly swipe second before Yonathan Daza rolled a 2-1 fastball up the middle for a single, bringing Tapia around for the first run of the ballgame.
The lead would not last long, however, as Kolten Wong led off the bottom of the frame with a double to right field. Two batters later, Christian Yelich would bring Wong in with a single to tie up the game. A strikeout, a walk and a balk (the first of two called on Senzatela in the game) later, Tyrone Taylor stepped up and drove in Yelich with a single to give Milwaukee a 2-1 lead.
Story hits a fadeaway shot
After trading a pair of runs in the fourth, the Rockies entered the top of the fifth inning trailing 3-2. Charlie Blackmon laced a two-out single to center field before Trevor Story leaned back and put the Rockies back on top.
Six in the eighth
Jhoulys Chacín threw two solid of innings in relief, but allowed to solo shot to Avisaíl García to tie up the score at four heading in to the eighth inning. Carlos Estévez was tasked with keeping the score locked and...he did not. Estévez walked the leadoff hitter, hit the next batter and then gave up a single to load the bases with nobody out. After a lengthy at bat, pinch hitter Omar Narváez lifted a deep fly to center, moving all three runners up a base on a sacrifice fly.
Now up 5-4 with runners at second and third base and one out, the Brewers started pouring it on. Luis Urías singled past the drawn in infield to score both runners and extend the lead to 7-4. Manager Bud Black had seen enough and pulled Estévez in favor of a lefty matchup between Ben Bowden and Christian Yelich.
Bowden promptly served up a homer to Yelich on the first pitch of the at-bat, plating two more and turning the game into a laugher at 9-4. Bowden gave up back-to-back doubles to the next two batters, plating another run, before striking out the final two hitters to mercifully bring the inning to a close. When the dust had settled, the Brewers were up by the eventual final score of 10-4.
Colorado will look to avoid the sweep tomorrow in their final game this season against the Brewers. On the mound, Chi Chi González (2-4, 6.12 ERA) will match-up with Eric Lauer (1-3, 5.21 ERA).
First pitch is scheduled for 12:10pm MDT.