The Milwaukee Brewers and the Colorado Rockies will meet this weekend at Coors Field for the final time of 2017. Earlier this year, the Rox won three of four from the Brew Crew to begin the 2017 campaign. Over four months later, both teams are still fighting for postseason spots and hold similar records heading into this weekend’s three-game tilt.
The Rockies first three wins of the year came against the Brewers. They were also handed their first loss of the season by the Brewers. Since then, the two teams haven’t seen each other, but both have had solid season that could result in a playoff birth for one or both teams.
Opening Day saw Jon Gray (who’s not scheduled to pitch in the upcoming series) get roughed up over four innings, blowing a 4-0 Rockies lead. However, the bullpen allowed no runs and just one hit in five innings of work to help the Rox.
The Rockies capitalized on a couple of errors late in the game to take a 7-5 lead to the bottom of the ninth, where Greg Holland picked up his first save of the 2017 season. Offensively, the game was highlighted by a Mark Reynolds two-run shot in the second inning, the first home run for the Rox in the 2017 season.
The second game of the series and the season was a close one, but the Rox came out on top, 6-5. Starter Tyler Anderson was roughed up for all five runs, but the bullpen once again was lights out and Holland picked up his second save in as many days.
Offensively, Reynolds had another nice day, picking up another RBI on the young season. Gerardo Parra had three hits, three RBIs, and scored the winning run in the top of the fifth.
The third game of the series saw the Rox lose their first game of the season, 6-1. The Rockies didn’t even score until the top of the ninth, but Reynolds picked up the RBI, the third consecutive game in which he had an RBI.
The final game of the series saw the Rox win to take the series, 2-1. Holland picked up the save, his third of the series and the season. Reynolds stayed hot, lashing a homerun to the opposite field for his second long ball of the year and fourth game in a row with an RBI.
The Brewers tied the game on a solo shot of their own in the seventh, but Nolan Arenado launched the game winning solo shot in the top of the ninth to secure the series win for Colorado.