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For the second game in a row, Gerrardo Parra and Mark Reynolds came through with four RBIs for the team and fueled the Rockies’ offense to a win. The bullpen also came up big allowing only 1 hit over the final 3.1 innings. The Rockies finished with a 6-5 win giving them their first win streak of the season.
The Brewers were the firs team to score a run when Jesus Aguilar singled in a run. The Rockies quickly retaliated with two doubles in the third inning. Arenado doubled in one run to tie the game and Parra had the big hit of the game with a bases clearing three run double. That gave the Rockies a solid 4-1 lead, but it would not be enough to win the game.
The Brewers came back an inning later to come within a run, but the Rockies were once again quick to retaliate with a two run inning of their own. The final runs of the game were scored by the Brewers in the sixth inning with Tyler Anderson pitching. Anderson was removed with a one run, 6-5 lead for Jake McGee who faced only one batter before being removed for Carlos Estevez.
Estevez struck out the only guy he faced to get out of the sixth inning and from there the Rockies bullpen dominated. Only one more batter reached based, Keon Broxton on a walk from Ottavino, but nothing came of it. The bullpen for the Rox struck out five of the final nine batters, four looking, and came away with the win. Holland earned his second save of the year with an easy three outs.
While the two wins for the Rockies are certainly good to see, some length from a starter is now needed. Tyler Chatwood needs to go out and give the Rockies at least six innings and preferably seven innings to save some of the bullpen. The Rockies will have a stretch of fourteen straight games without an off day and preserving the bullpen as much as possible is going to be a priority.