On a day that saw the 21st perfect game pitched in Seattle, and a major meltdown by the Red Sox in the 7th inning in Boston, the Rockies decided to mash-up the two in their 9-4 loss Saturday night to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Drew Pomeranz was perfect through four innings, keeping the Brewers guessing and mostly looking foolish at the plate. He looked like he was well on his way to a gem, but that quickly changed in the fifth as he came out and quickly walked Aramis Ramirez on four pitches. He then gave up a double to Corey Hart, watched as Wilin let a ball go to the backstop and gave up another double to Alex Gonzalez before walking Mat Gamel. The nightmare didn’t end there as Lucroy moved Alex Gonzalez and Mat Gamel over on a sacrifice bunt. Thankfully Chris Nelson made a great play coming home to get Gonzalez out and after walking Weeks Pomeranz induced a pop-out to get out of the inning.
You’d think that was the bad inning of the game, but you’d be very wrong as after all of that only two scored. It was a much different story in the 7th as six runners touched home plate in what can only be described as a Esmil Rogers, Edgmer Escalona meltdown that saw two wild pitches, triples and an intentional walk right before a 3 run home run.
It was a very bad ending to a game that started so well. Well, at least for Pomeranz. The Brewers had Marco Estrada on the mound for a spot start, and the Rockies just couldn’t seem to figure out how to hit off of him. He only gave up one hit, a Rosario double in three innings. The other hit came in the fourth from Tulo – a home run, his second of the season, on a 3-2 pitch.
- Cargo, Cuddy and Nellie went a combined 0 for 12.
- Helton hit a home hun in the 9th (his team leading 3rd) on a one-handed, half-hearted swing that cleared the right field fence.
- Tulo was 2-4 with two RBI’s and no errors.
- Escalona’s ERA, after the 3 run HR climbed to 40.50