Rockies bullpen blows it again as the Brewers rally to beat the Rockies 6-4 Tuesday night

Posted at 10:39 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 00:39:07-04

MILWAUKEE -- Hernan Perez hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-4 comeback win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

Milwaukee has won three consecutive games after dropping eight of nine.

Perez hit an 0-2 pitch from Carlos Estevez into the right-field corner. Jonathan Villar scored from second and Ryan Braun from first when Daniel Descalso's cutoff throw to the plate was wide and got past catcher Nick Hundley to give Milwaukee a 5-4 lead.

Brent Suter (1-1) pitched a scoreless seventh for his first career victory in his first relief appearance after making his major league debut in a spot start Friday night. Corey Knebel pitched the ninth for his first career save in his 75th game, getting Hundley to ground into a fielder's choice with two runners on to end it.

The Brewers trailed 4-2 in the seventh when pinch-hitter OrlandoArciadoubled with one out, chasing reliever Jake McGeeBoone Logan (2-3) then gave up a double to Villar to make it 4-3, struck out Scooter Gennett and intentionally walked Braun.

Estevez, recalled from the minors on Monday, entered and threw two hard strikes to Perez, but the Brewers third baseman swatted the rookie's third pitch into the right-field corner to give Milwaukee the lead for good.

The Brewers extended the lead to 6-4 on a sacrifice fly by Domingo Santana in the eighth.

Nolan Arenado hit a three-run home run, his 33rd, for Colorado. He went 3 for 5 and is now 9 for 13 with three home runs and nine RBI in his last three games.

Colorado starter Jon Gray struck out 10 in six innings. Gray allowed two runs, four hits and three walks to bounce back from a three-game slump where he gave up 18 earned runs in just 11 innings.

Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson allowed three runs, six hits and two walks while striking out seven in five innings.


Rockies: 2B DJ LeMahieu, second in the NL in batting at .344, was scratched from the lineup with a sore left wrist he injured during a check swing Monday. "I don't think it's anything major," manager Walt Weiss said. ... CF Charlie Blackmon returned to the lineup after not starting four games with a bruised right toe.

Brewers: Three injured players -- RHPs Junior Guerra and Jacob Barnes, and 3B Will Middlebrooks -- participated in a multi-inning simulated game at Miller Park. Manager Craig Counsell said Guerra (right elbow inflammation) likely would make a rehab start Saturday for Triple-A Colorado Springs, and that Barnes (right forearm strain) and Middlebrooks (lower right leg strain) likely won't return until September.


Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (4-4) has given up nine earned runs over 10 innings in his last two starts and will pitch in the final game of the three-game series.

Brewers: RHP Zach Davies (9-6) has lost three consecutive games (15 earned runs in 16 innings) and will make his fourth attempt to earn his 10th win.