DENVER – A lackluster Rockies that recorded only three hits led the way in disappointment for the first Rockies playoff game at Coors Field in nearly a decade.
Getting shutout for the second straight time, the Rockies were swept out of the NLDS after a 6-0 loss in their final game of the season.
German Marquez improved upon his Opening Day performance, but ultimately fell short of what was needed to win an a cold October day. A strange and uncharacteristic inning from Scott Oberg only added the feeling that today would not result in a Rockies victory.
Milwaukee got on the board early after Christian Yelich walked during an eight-pitch at bat. Yelich moved up to third base on Ryan Braun’s single and scored on a Travis Shaw ground ball that nearly ended the inning in a double play.
Marquez settled down in the second to strike out two batters and he worked through a nine pitch third inning with a one-two-three frame against the top of the Brewers order.
In the fourth, Jesus Aguilar hammered an 83-mph curveball from Marquez 418-ft for a solo home run to put up the Brewers 2-0.
Marquez caught a break in the fifth when it looked like the Brewers were poised to add to their lead. With runners on the corners, Travis Shaw hit a grounder destined for right field, but it hit baserunner Ryan Braun for the third out.