Wrapping Up the Brew Crew

The Colorado Rockies wrapped up their four game series with the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, winning the first two games by a combined score of 16-3 before dropping the final two by one run each. The “Brew Crew” are tied for first in NL Central with a 48-43 record while the Rocks sit third in the NL West with a 45-50 record.

If the Rockies are going to make up the 9.5 games they trail the San Francisco Giants by they need to play like they did in the first two games against the Brewers. Their pitching was very strong with dominant starts from Ubaldo Jimenez and rookie Juan Nicasio. Ubaldo only allowed two earned runs over his six inning start while striking out four. Nicasio pitched his best game so far pitching seven scoreless innings and holding the Brewers to only four hits. The Rockies’ offense however stole the show in the first two games. Ryan Spilborghs had four of the season high 20 hits in the first game of the series including a homer and four RBI’s.

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In the final two games of the series the Rockies lost 8-7 and 4-3. Jhoulys Chacin had an off night allowing five earned runs and seven hits in 6.1 innings. Aaron Cook started for the Rockies on Sunday and allowed 3 earned runs and 8 hits in 4.2 innings of work. Cook fell to 0-5 on the season and has looked poor over his seven starts.

Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez made his first consecutive starts Saturday and Sunday since he bruised his right wrist on July 3rd after crashing into the outfield wall trying to make a play.

The Colorado Rockies will host a four game series with the Atlanta Braves starting Monday. If Colorado can manage to steal some games from their Wild Card-rival Braves, they can carry some momentum into their next three series against the D-backs, Dodgers, and Padres.

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