The Colorado Rockies completed the three-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers in extra-innings Wednesday night, thanks to a pinch-hit home run from Wilin Rosario. Colorado came away with the win by the final score of 5-4.
Rockies number two prospect Eddie Butler pitched effectively well, well enough to keep the Rockies within striking distance. Colorado’s number two prospect fell behind quite a bit during the game, but induced two key double-plays to limit the damage. Butler finshed the game with a line 5.2 innings, four hits, two runs-two earned, four walks, and five strikeouts.
Colorado fell behind early after Eddie Butler walked Jonathan LuCroy with two-outs in the inning. Adam Lind made the rookie pay. On an 0-1 offering, Butler left the ball over the heart of the plate as Lind homered to straight-away center to give the Brewers a 2-0 lead. Colorado responded in the bottom half of the fifth with D.J. LeMahieu plating Nolan Arenado on an RBI single to reduce the lead to one.
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Fast-forward to the top half of the seventh inning. Corey Dickerson continues to build off an impressive 2014 breakout season. After falling behind 0-2, Dickerson turned on what appeared to be a change-up left somewhat up. Dickerson’s solo-blast tied the game up a 2-2.
The very next inning, Carlos Gonzalez absolutely tee’d off on a ball. On the very first pitch from Brewers reliever Jonathan Broxton, CarGo lined it off the scoreboard in dead-center. Video below. The two-run shot brought in Charlie Blackmon to give the Rockies a 4-2 lead.
The Milwaukee Brewers clawed their way back into the game in the bottom half of the ninth. LaTroy Hawkins ran into a bit of trouble, giving up two RBI singles which ultimately tied the game up at 4-4. Hawkins gave up four hits, two runs-two earned while striking out one. Hawkins first blown save of the 2015 season, coming a night after his first save of the year.
We would head into extra innings, tied at 4-4. Wilin Rosario, aka ‘Baby Bull’ gave Colorado a 5-4 lead with a solo-shot to right-center off Francisco Rodriguez. How about that for Wilin’s first at-bat of the 2015 season?
John Axford made his Colorado Rockies debut in the bottom half of the 10th inning against one of his former teams in the Milwaukee Brewers. He gt the job done, needing 14 pitches to push Colorado to a perfect 3-0 start.
The Colorado Rockies (3-0) return to action Friday afternoon as they host the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field. First-pitch is scheduled for 4:10 PM EST, 2:10 PM MST. Tyler Matzek will take the hill for the Rockies, countered by Chicago’s Travis Wood.