In the first two games of a four-game series, the Milwaukee Brewers lost 8-7 and won 4-3 against the Colorado Rockies. In the middle of the third game of the series, the Brewers were able to punish the Rockies and walk away with a 3-0 shutout victory. Milwaukee now extends their lead in the NL Central to seven games over the second-place St. Louis Cardinals with a record of 52-35. Colorado is 29-57 and the worst team in the National League.

Milwaukee has three more series to play before the All-Star break. After that series concludes on July 4, we’ll see the Brewers travel to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers in a three-game series starting Friday night. The Colorado Rockies stay home and welcome the Kansas City Royals for another three-game series.

Milwaukee Brewers punish Rockies with 3-0 win

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June 30, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich (22) runs the bases after hitting a two-run homerun in the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Three batters into the game, Milwaukee left fielder and another All-Star for the third time in his career, Christian Yelich hit a solo shot to right field off Rockies starter Dakota Hudson. Yelich has a .696 on-base percentage against Hudson, second only to Yankees Juan Soto who has a .750 on-base percentage against Blue Jays starter Kevin Gausman. An inning later, Brewers first baseman Jake Bauers hit an RBI line-drive single to right field.

Willy Adames ejected, Brewers shut down Rockies

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June 16, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames (27) reacts after hitting a three-run homerun in the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at American Family Field. Mandatory credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Just three innings later, with the bases loaded, Brewers center fielder Garrett Mitchell recorded an RBI walk to make it a 3-0 game. Two batters ahead of Mitchell, Brewers shortstop Willy Adames was ejected on a third-strike call after barking at home plate umpire Mark Ripperger. In the bottom of the eighth inning, with runners on first and second, Christian Yelich was able to make a great running catch off the left field wall for the out. Colorado would record eight hits, but they could not bring anything home and went on to lose the game 3-0.

Top Performers in the Brewers 3-0 Win

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June 30, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Brice Turang (2) is greeted by right fielder Jackson Chourio (11), center fielder Sal Frelick (10) and designated hitter Rhys Hoskins (12) after hitting a grand slam homerun in the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs at American Family Field. Mandatory credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Colin Rea went seven innings, allowing just six hits and striking out four in the blowout win. Christian Yelich went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Brice Turang and William Contreras were both 3-for-5. Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Dakota Hudson went four and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out four batters. Hudson is now 2-12 on the season. Brendan Rodgers, Brenton Doyle and Jake Cave all had multiple hits in the loss.

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