The Milwaukee Brewers play the final game of the regular season Sunday on the road against the Colorado Rockies. Milwaukee lost to the Rockies in the opening game of the series on Friday 11-7. With the loss, Milwaukee snapped its seven-game winning streak. Milwaukee remains one game behind St. Louis with two to play. More importantly, Ryan Braun suffered a calf strain.
Colorado’s Raimel Tapia belted a pinch-hit grand slam that capped a seven-run sixth for the Rockies putting them ahead to stay 8-2. The Rockies collected just four hits while scoring the seven runs. Charlie Blackmon hit a home run, while Daniel Murphy collected an RBI single. Five of the seven walks issued by Milwaukee came during the sixth inning.
With Christian Yelich out injured, the leading hitter for Milwaukee is Ryan Braun with a .285 batting average. Mike Moustakas leads in home runs with 35 and RBIs with 87. Milwaukee is averaging .247 at the plate. On Sunday, the Brewers will send Adrian Houser to the mound. The right-hander is 6-7 with an ERA of 3.86, 112 Ks and 36 BBs.
Charlie Blackmon leads Colorado in batting average at .316. Nolan Arenado is leading the Rockies in home runs with 41, in RBIs with 118 and hits will 185. Colorado has a batting average of .266. On Sunday, the Rockies will send Jeff Hoffman to the mound. The right-hander is 2-6 with an ERA of 6.78, 64 Ks and 31 BBs.