After the Rockies rallied late to tie the game with the Brewers, they looked like they had a good chance to win. However, Greg Holland’s struggles continued as he allowed three runs in the ninth inning to create a three run deficit for the Rockies. There is no guarantee the Rockies would have been able to walk-off on the Brewers anyways, but the late three runs basically sunk them.
Chad Bettis made his second start of the season, and while he was not as flawless as he was his first time out, he was still very good. Bettis had one bad inning, the third inning, in which he allowed three runs. But the rest of his outing was terrific, efficient, and a testament to how valuable he can be. Bettis went seven innings and struck out six, while pitching around eight hits.
But as was his first start, the Rockies did not do much to support Bettis. They scored only three runs in the game, which was nearly enough, but they could never push across the extra run to take the lead. Jonathan Lucroy singled in a run in the fourth inning, and the Rockies got two runs in the seventh with two outs to tie the game. However, a two-run homer in the ninth put them down and out for the loss.
In an important series finale, the Rockies send Kyle Freeland to the mound to try and take a series win. The Brewers send Chase Anderson, fresh off the DL, to try and win the series for them. The Rockies are familiar with Anderson, but he has been solid this year, so this game could go either way. This is playoff baseball for both of these teams and a win either way could have implications going down the stretch.