The final score shows that the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies on Friday May 11th 11-10. What it doesn’t tell you is that the Brewers came back from six runs down to earn the victory.
How did the Milwaukee Brewers manage to come back against the Colorado Rockies? Well, is any lead really that safe in Coors Field? The Brewers combined timely offense and 4 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball by the bullpen to earn the victory.
How did the Brewers fall behind in the first place?
Milwaukee Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff got lit up. The Colorado Rockies tagged Woodruff for seven runs in 3 1/3 innings of work. He gave up nine hits and one walk. His ERA now sits at a robust 8.03.
Relievers Jacob Barnes also gave up a couple of runs to allow the Rockies lead to balloon to 9-3. Barnes has since been optioned to Triple-A.
How did the Brewers come back?
Down 9-3 after four innings, it looked like Friday night’s game got a way from the Milwaukee Brewers. Third baseman Travis Shaw provided an RBI single in the top of the fifth to get the Brewers a little closer.
In the top of the sixth, the Milwaukee Brewers sent eight batters to the plate and rallied for four runs. Catcher Manny Pina started the rally with an RBI double, and then Orlando Arcia singled in Pina. Arcia scored on Lorenzo Cain‘s RBI double. Cain later scored on an RBI ground out by Christian Yelich. After the dust settled in the sixth, the Brewers still trailed 9-8.
The Rockies picked up another run in the bottom of the sixth, and kept the Brewers off the scoreboard until the top of the ninth.
Hernan Perez singled with two outs to bring the tying run to the plate. Pina blasted a four-seam fastball from Rockies closer Wade Davis into the seats in right-center field. Pina’s homer tied the game 10-10. After a scoreless bottom of the ninth, the game went into extra innings.
What happened in the 10th?
The Brewers called on Josh Hader to keep the Rockies off the scoreboard in the bottom of the tenth. Bad news. Hader only struck out two of the three hitters he faced while nailing down his sixth save.