The combination of Eric Lauer’s rough day and the offense staying quiet until the late innings led to the Brewers 8-4 loss to the Rockies on Wednesday in Colorado.
The Brewers are now 2-5 in September.
The Rockies got the scoring started in the bottom of the second inning. They scored four runs and the inning was highlighted by a home run by Alan Trejo.
Colorado added to that lead in the third inning. Michael Toglia hit a three-run home run to extend the Rockies lead to 7-0. Immediately after the home run was hit, Lauer exited the game with an elbow injury. Craig Counsell said after the game that Lauer will miss his next start with an elbow strain.
The Brewers got on the board in the fifth inning. Keston Hiura led off the inning with a triple and Victor Caratini brought him in with a ground out. Rockies led 7-1 after five innings.
The Rockies added another run in the bottom of the seventh inning to extend the lead to 8-1.
The Brewers got an RBI double from Christian Yelich in the top of the eighth inning to cut the lead to 8-2.
Jace Peterson pitched a scoreless bottom of the eighth inning in what might have been the most exciting part of the game for the Brewers.
Luis Urias and Andrew McCutchen hit home runs in the ninth inning, but it wasn’t enough as the Rockies won 8-4.
The Brewers will try to bounce back in their doubleheader on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants in Milwaukee. The first game will be at 3:10pm, with the second game to follow. After the second game, listen to the Baseball Postgame Show with Tim Allen on 97.3 The Game.