Rockies win Opening Series 3-1 in Miller Park
Milwaukee, W.I. ~ The Milwaukee Brewers got off to an okay start to start off their 2017 season. Even though the Colorado Rockies won the series 3-1, the Brewers played pretty well, showing great offensive power in the first three games and great starting pitching in the last two games. With their three losses, the most lopsided loss was by 2 runs.
On Opening Day in Milwaukee, the Brewers lost Junior Guerra in the 3rd inning due to a hamstring injury while bunting, but they also knocked out Colorado starter Jon Gray in the fifth when Milwaukee scored 5 runs in that inning. That 5-4 lead didn’t last long though, as in the top of the seventh, the Rockies scored 2 runs and added in the 8th with one more.
In the second game of the series the Rockies won again 6-5. Ryan Braun’s first home run of the season got forgotten by former Brewers, Mark Reynolds and Gerardo Parra, by racking up some big hits of their own of their own. Parra delivered the big hit when he doubled off of Zach Davies with the bases loaded in the 4th.
Game 3 was different for Milwaukee as they got a great start out of Wily Perelta and some big home runs by newbies Eric Thames and Travis Shaw (also by Jonathan Villar). That was a big win for Perelta as he hopes to start the season strong, unlike the past two years. Neftali Feliz notched down the save, and the Brewers won 6-1.
The Brewers looked to tie the series but got no such luck Tuesday afternoon as the Rockies won 2-1. Great pitching by Chase Anderson wasn’t enough as the Rockies win the series.