Brewers vs. Rockies – Match Recap – June 17th, 2021
DENVER – – Germán Márquez allowed a six-innings scoreless hit, CJ Cron ignited a five-point first with a grand slam and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory .
Garrett Hampson followed Cron’s slam with a homerun, and Raimel Tapia extended his career-best 14-game hitting streak with an RBI single in the sixth. “It was a great four games,” said Cron. “After this trip (1-5) on the road, we had to come back here in force. There is something about this stadium that we feel very comfortable in and it’s nice to see the offense roll with everyone’s contribution. We’re scoring a lot and our pitchers are doing a great job.
Milwaukee made four mistakes, one of which led to an unearned run in the sixth, and lost their fourth in a row.
“It certainly wasn’t a defensive enough game,” said manager Craig Counsell.
Christian Yelich beat a single in the infield leading the fourth for the lone hit against Marquez (5-6). Luis Urias netted a three-point brace in the seventh against Yency Almonte, who relieved Ben Bowden after hitting three walks to charge the goals.
Marquez had to deal with a lot of traffic on the bases after stepping three times and throwing a pair of wild throws, including one that rolled into the safety net on a third strike that gave Jackie Bradley Jr. reach the fifth round. But a Colorado defense that made three mistakes also made three double plays to help Marquez dodge the damage. “Honestly, he wasn’t really sharp,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “His fastball drive was spotty. He couldn’t really locate the fastball. The shattering ball improved as the match progressed. But he threw enough quality shots to record the outs and he got some double balls that helped him. But I saw it better, honestly. One hit, three walks in six innings, you’d think I would congratulate him, but I have high expectations for him. I have high expectations for all of our guys. “
Brandon Woodruff (5-3) played five innings and allowed five hits and five runs, all in the first.
Yonathan Daza and Trevor Story went their separate ways and Ryan McMahon walked to charge the goals before Cron drove a 1-1 pitch into the right-field seats for his third career slam. Hampson followed with a home run that climbed into the left-field bleachers. “He pitched Cron who unfortunately came out over the plate, which he got up in the air,” said Counsell. “He hit pretty well. (Woodruff) was pretty good after that. He went through the next three innings. We made a few defensive mistakes in the fifth but we got through it. This is just a case where a bad round got us. OVERVOLTAGE
Cron has had three homers in four games since Monday, breaking a 21-game homeless streak that was the fourth longest in his career.
“I don’t think I hit as many home runs or driven the ball as much as needed to be in the middle of the order. So having a few here on the homestand has been nice, ”Cron said. “It felt good. Happy to contribute.
Brewers: 2B Kolten Wong participated in a full range of pre-game baseball activities. Barring a setback, he could soon be reinstated on the injured list – possibly this weekend. “We are close,” Counsell said. Wong, the Brewers’ first hitter and two-time Gold Glove winner with St. Louis, went to the IL on June 4 with a left oblique strain.
Rockies: RHP Mychal Givens has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a lower back injury, and RHP Justin Lawrence has been recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to fill the position. Black said Givens, a mainstay in the bullpen, had suffered from back pain for some time. “It had gotten to the point where it was getting painful, and the medical team and Mychal felt that the best thing to do was probably put him on IL, calm him down, and when he comes back, he won’t. there will be no problem, ”Black explained.
Brewers: RHP Corbin Burnes (3-4, 2.27 ERA) is set to make his career debut on Friday night at Coors Field. He’s gone 1-1 with a 9.00 ERA in four previous stadium appearances, all in relief.
Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela (2-7, 4.86 ERA) is set to make his fourth career start against Milwaukee, but the first since September 27, 2019. He is 1-0 with a 2 ERA , 40 against the Brewers.