Tulowitzki And Rockies Top Brewers 5-2
Rockies start the 2015 season with two straight wins.
Troy Tulowitzki hit a line drive to center to open the 4th. After a fly out by Justin Morneau, Nolan Arenado hit a RBI double on a ground ball to left to put the Rockies up 1-0. Arenado also had a big game on Monday going 3 for 4 including a homer and four RBIs. Corey Dickerson then followed up with an RBI double of his own putting the Rockies up by two. A RBI single by Nick Hundley helped the Rockies take a 3-0 lead before the inning was over.
In the top of the 5th, Tulowitzki hit an RBI single off Garza after a Carlos Gonzalez double to put Colorado up 4-0.
The Brewers were able to get on the board when Logan Schafer, who pinch-hit for Matt Garza, grounded into a double play sending Gerardo Parra to the plate. The Brewers were then able to cut the lead down to two with a RBI double by Carlos Gomez.
In the top of the 6th, the Rockies tacked one more on the board with a sac fly by Gonzalez.
Lyles pitched six innings allowing five hits and two runs by the Brewers, while striking out two. Boone Logan pitched the 7th for the Rockies with no hits allowed and striking out two. Adam Ottavino had eighth inning duties also striking out two with no hits allowed and veteran righty LaTroy Hawkins pitched the ninth with just one hit allowed.
As for the Brewers pitching, Matt Garza had a rocky start to his 2015 season, allowing eight hits and four runs over five innings and striking out two. Tyler Thornburg worked the sixth and seventh innings with four hits and two run allowed while also striking out two. Jonathan Broxton and Francisco Rodriguez worked the eighth and ninth innings respectively with no hits allowed.
The Rockies and Brewers will meet again for the third and final game with Colorado looking for the sweep of the series on Wednesday night with righty Eddie Butler on the hill for the Rockies and right hander Wily Peralta on the mound for the Brewers.