Colorado 9, Milwaukee 6

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 13, 2012 8:40 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - CB Bucknor, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Cory Blaser, Third Base - Mike DiMuro,
Attendance - 26821

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Milwaukee 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 6 9 2
Colorado 3 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 9 15 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 52-62 33-26 19-36 L1
Colorado 42-71 22-37 20-34 W1

Recap


Rockies 9, Brewers 6:
DJ LeMahieu had a career-high four hits and drove in two runs as host Colorado jumped on rookie Mike Fiers and Milwaukee for eight runs in the first three innings.

Fiers (6-5), who won his previous three outings, allowed nine hits in two-plus innings in his first start at Coors Field and saw his ERA rise from 1.80 to 2.63. He faced five batters in the third in the shortest start of his career. Fiers allowed two or fewer runs in each of his previous nine starts.

Jeff Francis (4-4) departed after yielding a two-run homer to Carlos Gomez with one out in the sixth inning. He allowed three runs and six hits to lower his ERA to 6.96 at home. Francis, who threw 76 pitches as the Rockies continue their about 75-pitch limit and four-man rotation, was 0-3 with a 10.80 ERA in his previous three outings.

Carlos Gonzalez had two RBIs and Eric Young Jr., Dexter Fowler, Tyler Colvin and Chris Nelson had two hits apiece for Colorado, which had lost three straight and 10 of its last 11 games at Coors Field.

Gomez finished with three hits for Milwaukee, which has lost 12 of its last 13 road games and 16 of its last 21 in Denver.

Colorado scored three runs in the first inning, the first on Jonathan Herrera's RBI single. The Rockies batted around in the third and added four runs on Colvin's run-scoring double and RBI singles by Gonzalez, Nelson and LeMahieu.

LeMahieu also had an RBI single in the seventh.

Colorado right-hander Will Harris made his major-league debut and allowed a three-run homer to Rickie Weeks in the ninth inning before striking out reigning National League MVP Ryan Braun looking to end the game.

GAME NOTEBOOK: In his previous two home starts, Francis yielded 11 runs and 15 hits in 7 2/3 innings in 11-6 losses to San Francisco and St. Louis. ... The Rockies average a major league-best 5.8 runs per game at home. ... Colorado is 22-37 at Coors Field, the worst home record in baseball. ... Francis won his 59th game as a Rockie to move into second place on the all-time franchise list past Jason Jennings. Aaron Cook is first with 72.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Colorado
Michael Fiers Player Jeff Francis
Loss W/L Win
2.0 IP 5.1
1 Strikeouts 2
9 Hits 6
36.00 ERA 5.06
Hitting
Milwaukee   Colorado
Carlos Gomez Player DJ LeMahieu
3 Hits 4
2 RBI 2
1 HR 0
6 TB 4
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 9 2 16 .265 12 5 6 2 0 2
Colorado 15 0 19 .429 18 5 9 2 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Rockies have a W/L % of .317 after a win and .403 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Brewers have a W/L % of .442 after a win and .468 after a loss.