Grades from NLDS sweep of Rockies

Brewers Sweep Rockies

Brewers Sweep Rockies

"The story of the series for us was certainly our pitching, " Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. He pitched two innings and did not give up a hit or run, and struck out two.

The Brewers held onto the 1-0 lead until the top of the fourth, when big man first baseman Jesús Aguilar stepped to the plate. The Rockies ranked second in the NL with 780 runs scored during the regular season. Who would have expected to read that sentence when the Milwaukee Brewers began the 2018 season on March 29 by barely squeezing out a 2-1 victory in 12 innings against the lowly San Diego Padres? Games 1 and 2 of the NLCS are October 12-13 at Miller Park.

Orlando Arcia and Keon Broxton (home run) all chipped in run-producing hits in the win.

As it turned out, this would be more than enough. They combined for only five hits during the entire NLDS.

"We got into the dance". Also, players like Anthony Rizzo, Daniel Murphy and Ben Zobrist come alive in the postseason, so it's safe to say Chicago would have put up a much better fight than the Rockies.

Milwaukee has only given up two runs in 28 innings in the NLDS and the bullpen has been dominant aside from Jeremy Jeffress' blown save in Game 1.

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Marquez went five innings and allowed two runs before being lifted for a pinch-hitter.

Not only that, but they shut them out in Coors Field as well.

"Everyone wants to be the guy that takes the ball or has a big at-bat or makes a big play in the field", Freeland said. "It stinks a little bit that I wasn't able to pitch here at home".

The Rockies finished 1 for 17 with runners in scoring position. "We were anxious. But at the same time, they have a great staff there".

Brewers: Await the victor of the Braves-Dodgers series in the NLCS. Aguilar, hitless through the first two games, turned on a 82 miles per hour curveball from starting pitcher Germán Márquez that landed 418 feet away from home plate in the bleachers out in left field, doubling the Brewers lead.

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