National League Game Summary - Milwaukee at Colorado
(Friday, July 15th)
Final Score: Colorado 4, Milwaukee 0
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Juan Nicasio and a pair of relievers combined on
a four-hit shutout, boosting Colorado to a 4-0 win over Milwaukee in the
continuation of a four-game series.
Nicasio (4-2) surrendered the four hits and fanned four over seven innings,
moving his Coors Field record to 4-0 this season. Matt Lindstrom and Huston
Street each threw one inning in Colorado's fourth victory in five games. The
Rockies have won 15 of the last 18 at home against the Brewers.
"He did a little something tonight that we haven't seen a whole lot of
obviously since his arrival from Tulsa," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said of
Nicasio. "There were a couple of different occasions where he got behind in
the count a little bit, but threw sliders for strikes to get back into the
Todd Helton knocked in two runs for the Rockies. Dexter Fowler, recalled
earlier in the day from Triple-A Colorado Springs, doubled and scored twice.
Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun went 0-for-3 and saw his career-best 23-game
hitting streak snapped.
Chris Narveson (6-6) was charged with five hits and three runs over six
The Brewers fell to 16-31 on the road this season and have dropped 12 of their
last 15 away contests.
"We're kind of in that rut where we're seeing what it takes to get that
winning way on the road," Narveson said. "I think once we find it we'll be
fine, but it's just been inconsistent trying to find it."
Fowler doubled to left leading off the bottom of the first, went to third on a
groundout from Mark Ellis and scored on a wild pitch.
Ellis doubled with one out in the third and came home on Helton's single to
It became 3-0 in the fifth, thanks in part to Fowler's speed. He walked and
stole second. Helton walked ahead of Tulowitzki's double to center field.
Helton singled in Ellis in the seventh, and the rest was up to Nicasio and the
bullpen. After Prince Fielder doubled with two outs in the seventh, the final
seven Milwaukee batters were retired in order. Braun's final chance to extend
his hit streak came in the seventh, but he grounded into a double play. Braun
was on deck when Nyjer Morgan struck out to end the game.
Nicasio, making his ninth major league start, threw 64 of his 97 pitches for
strikes...Ellis went 2-for-4 and is hitting .500 (12-for-24) in five career
games at Coors Field.
07/16 01:59:39 ET
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