MLB Baseball

Final-13 5 6   7 8 9   10 11 12   13 R H E
Milwaukee0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 372
Colorado0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 481
  W: B. Shaw (3-2)   L: J. Faria (0-1)
12:10 PM PT1:10 PM MT2:10 PM CT3:10 PM ET15:10 ET19:10 GMT3:10 12:10 PM MST2:10 PM EST2:40 PM VEN23:10 UAE2:10 PM CT, September 29, 2019
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado  Attendance: 36,771

Brewers still battling for division title as they face Rockies

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Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies

  1. The Brewers have earned a second consecutive playoff berth by going 18-2 since Sept. 6, tied for the best 20-game span in franchise history (1987, 2011). Milwaukee pitchers have allowed three runs or fewer in a franchise-record 10 straight games. The last NL team to do so in 11 or more was the 2010 Giants, who had an 18-game run from Sept. 5-24, 2010.
  2. Milwaukee is visiting Coors Field for the first time since winning Game 3 of last year's NLDS to finish a three-game sweep of the Rockies. Counting the playoffs, the Brewers have won six of their last seven games in Denver dating back to Aug. 19, 2017 and have held Colorado to four runs or fewer six times over that stretch.
  3. The Rockies are 24-46 (.343) since the All-Star Game and will likely finish with their lowest winning percentage following the break in franchise history (24-41, .369 in 2003). Colorado's 6.20 ERA since the break is the second-highest in MLB history, surpassed only by the 2003 Tigers (6.28).
  4. Yasmani Grandal's 108 walks are the most by a catcher since the Phillies' Darren Daulton drew 117 in 1993. Grandal has walked at least once in 14 of his last 17 games and enters this series having reached base safely in a career-high 22 straight road games.
  5. Nolan Arenado is two RBI away from becoming the first NL player since Albert Pujols in 2009 with 40 homers, 120 RBI and a .300 average in a season. His .361 average and 1.181 OPS against Milwaukee since 2015 are his highest numbers against any NL team over that five-year period.
  6. Garrett Hampson is batting .407 (22-of-54) with an MLB-leading 16 runs scored since Sept. 7. The rookie has homered five times in his last 12 games after having just three homers in 273 at-bats over his first 114 contests in the majors.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 9/27/2019 thru 9/29/2019

The Milwaukee Brewers were a pitch away from tying for the National League Central Division title on Saturday night. Now they head into Sunday's game more injured and in need of more help from the Chicago Cubs.

Saturday night's heartbreaking 3-2 loss in 10 innings keeps Milwaukee a game behind the St. Louis Cardinals, who lost again to the Cubs.

The Brewers could be without center fielder Lorenzo Cain after he suffered a left ankle sprain when he was thrown out at home in the ninth inning Saturday night. Manager Craig Counsell said Cain will be reevaluated Sunday morning.

His loss comes a night after outfielder Ryan Braun suffered a strained left calf.

An MRI on Saturday confirmed the injury, which is considered mild, and he said he will be ready for the postseason starting Tuesday or Thursday. He may also be ready for a game in St. Louis on Monday should the teams finish tied for the division lead after Sunday's action. Braun said he will get treatment for two days and may test it as soon as Monday.

"We'll see if there's a game Monday and we'll try everything in our power to get as close to 100 percent as we can for whatever games we have beyond (Sunday)," he said Saturday. "I'm fortunate it happened (Saturday) and not (Sunday). If it happened (Sunday) there would be no chance for Tuesday. So from that perspective I feel fortunate."

The Rockies are playing out the season and All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado likely won't play the final game. He wasn't in the lineup on Saturday and manager Bud Black said Arenado was dealing with some side discomfort.

Arenado, who signed an eight-year, $260 million contract extension in the spring, will finish the season with a .315 average, 41 home runs and 118 RBIs, the latter two tops on the club this season.

The Brewers will end Colorado's season for a second straight year, although this time it comes after a disappointing season for the Rockies. Last year, Milwaukee eliminated them in the NL Divisional round in a three-game sweep.

This year Colorado is trying to climb out of last place in the NL West after two consecutive postseason appearances.

"We realize how special and fun it was to play in the postseason the last two years," said shortstop Trevor Story, whose 35th home run beat the Brewers on Saturday night. "So a year like this can really humble you and show you that it's not given at all. So you really have to go out there and perform. And I think in the toughest times like this year, you learn a lot about yourself and as a team. I think it's a great chance to grow close and hopefully never feel that again."

After Saturday's loss, Counsell said right-hander Adrian Houser (6-7, 3.86 ERA) will get the start Sunday. The rookie has not faced Colorado in his short career.

The Rockies will send right-hander Jeff Hoffman (2-6, 6.78) to the hill. Sunday will be the second time he will start against Milwaukee. His first outing came Oct. 1, 2016, when he allowed one run on two hits and struck out seven over five innings in a game the Brewers won in 10 innings.

--Field Level Media

Updated September 29, 2019

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