Rockies blow two-run lead in ninth, fall to Brewers on the road in 11th inning – The Denver Post
With a chance to win two consecutive road games for the first time this year, the Rockies blew it. Again.
A 4-0 lead disappeared. A two-run ninth-inning lead was lost for a team with the worst road record in baseball.
Milwaukee rallied at home for a 5-4 win in 11 innings, yet another dispiriting game in a season full of them for Colorado.
Keston Hiura’s line drive sacrifice fly to left center with the bases loaded scored Manny Pina with the winning run. The throw from outfielder Raimel Tapia was off-target.
Rockies closer Daniel Bard was given a 4-2 lead to protect in the ninth inning. Two batters later the game was tied. He walked Omar Narvaez to open the inning before Willy Adames smashed a two-run home run to left that tied the game, 4-4. It was Bard’s fifth blown save.
Rockies right-hander Jon “K” Gray was sharp, striking out 10 through five scoreless innings. Joshua Fuentes delivered a pinch-hit two-run homer in the seventh as Colorado — hitless through five innings — took a 4-0 lead. But they ultimately fell to 6-29 on the road.
Gray, coming off the 10-day injured list, scattered five hits. He now has 752 strikeouts, the third-most in club history.
The Rockies were hitless through five innings but broke through in the sixth. Tapia tapped an infield single and stole second. Center fielder Yonathan Daza then stroked a single to left, scoring Tapia, and Daza went to second on the attempted throw to home. Right fielder Charlie Blackmon beat out a single for the third hit of the inning before Ryan McMahon struck out on a questionable low pitch that appeared outside the strike zone.
Hiura connected for a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to get the hosts on the board, and Kolten Wong did the same in the eighth to make it a 4-2 game.
The Brewers, who were hosting “re-Opening Day” with a full house at American Family Field, got an excellent outing from starter Corbin Burnes through five innings. Burnes was working on a no-hitter before Tapia broke through on a slow chopper toward third.