MILWAUKEE – The first game of the NLDS was always going to be a strange match-up on paper.
Colorado sent their least experienced starter, Antonio Senzatela, to the hill and Milwaukee countered by planning out a bullpen game from the start.
As it turned out, neither strategy could be argued too heavily as Senzatela did a great job outside of a shaky first and one bad pitch to the should-be MVP of the NL. But the combination of Brewers pitchers, all of whom seemed to have a feel for the exact edges of the strike zone, managed to hold the Rockies offense to just one hit through the first eight innings.
But baseball games are not eight innings long.