Brewers and Rockies ready to go after another one-round battle
Although the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies are on opposite ends of the scale in Newfoundland, they have been quite competitive against each other this season.
After a fourth straight game decided by a set, the Rockies and Brewers continue their weekend streak on Saturday in Milwaukee.
With 10 out of 0.500 games and in the mix for the lead of the NL Central, Milwaukee has won three in a row and five of the last six. This stretch includes three straight wins over Colorado, making 17 games under .500 and 6-29 on the road.
Trailing 4-0 on Friday night, the Brewers fought back to prevent Colorado from winning back-to-back road games for the first time since September 2020. Willy Adames hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning and Keston Hiura, who also did a homer, delivered a sacrificial volley in 11th, as the Brewers rallied for a 5-4 win in Game 1 of the series – with their home park finally at full capacity .
“Definitely a good way to start with full capacity here,” said Hiura, who is hitting just .132 after playing his second game on Friday since his recall from the Nashville Triple-A.
Milwaukee is 3-2 against Colorado this season, with four of those five decided by a run and two requiring extra innings. Adames is 9-for-22 with two homers and six RBIs against the Rockies in 2021. Teammate Kolten Wong, who also scored on Friday, has five hits and two homers in his last two games against Colorado.
Brewers scheduled starter Adrian Houser (4-5, 3.95 ERA) allowed four runs and 18 hits in 21 innings on a four-out, three-start streak before giving up five with nine hits in six innings. regardless of the decision of a 6-5 victory in Colorado last Saturday.
“I was proud of Adrian Houser,” manager Craig Counsell told the Brewers official website. “Things didn’t go too well for him, but he continued to limit the damage.
Raimel Tapia, Yonathan Daza, Ryan McMahon and Trevor Story each had two hits against the right-hander last weekend. With .323 at bat this season, Daza had two hits with an RBI on Friday and is 8 for 21 with five RBIs against the Brewers this season.
“He played well, there’s no question about that,” manager Bud Black told the Rockies’ official website of Daza, who reached .206 in 44 games in his first major league season in 2020. ” The speed of the bat, the strength of the swing seems to have improved a lot over the previous two seasons when he was in the major league camp with us. “
Antonio Senzatela (2-7, 4.83 ERA), who is scheduled to start Saturday for Colorado, is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA in his last three starts. The most recent came on June 18 against the Brewers, where he was charged with four runs – three earned – and seven hits in six innings. Luis Urias hit a solo homerun for one of his two right-handed hits in this contest.
Senzatela is also 0-4 with a 6.94 ERA in five road starts in 2021.
–Field level media