In recognition of the Extreme Makeover reality television series franchise, this year’s edition of the Colorado Rockies could be aptly labeled Extreme Rockies.
With the 2021 season nearly halfway complete, this year has been filled with several highs and many lows for Colorado. The team’s seven-game homestand with the San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers that concluded Sunday demonstrated the opposite ends of the spectrum that the Colorado Rockies have experienced through their first 73 games.
And the highs and lows were both in Sundays’ game for the Rockies.
Despite a six-run sixth inning that featured four home runs to wipe out a 6-0 deficit, Colorado’s bullpen allowed the tie-breaking run in the top of the ninth inning in a 7-6 loss to the Brewers Sunday afternoon before a crowd of 34,224 at Coors Field.
The game marked the second straight contest in which relievers for the Rox (30-43) could not shut the door on the Brewers and led to a frustrating loss. On Saturday night, Milwaukee (40-32) tallied a pair of ninth-inning runs to rally for a 6-5 victory and snap a season-high five-game winning streak and six-game home winning streak for Colorado. The Rox are now 25-16 at Coors Field in 2021.
The Rockies had been victorious in the first five games of the homestand, including a three-game sweep of National League West rival San Diego. But, after capturing the first two games of a four-game set with the Brewers, the final-inning back-to-back setbacks to Milwaukee were bitter pills to swallow, particularly as the team prepares to embark on a five-game road trip beginning Tuesday in Seattle.