Doug Davis spotted the Colorado Rockies 3-runs in the first inning, throwing 40 pitches in the frame. The total damage was 4 runs and six hits with three walks in four innings, but the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen came to the rescue and the Brewers rebounded for a 5-4 win.
After losing the opener, the Brewers took 2 of 3 in the series. For Davis, it was an ugly beginning, but he knew if he could minimize the damage, the Brewers would still have a chance.
Brewers manager Ken Macha said they still have high hopes for Davis this season and Wednesday’s performance was just a small bump in the road. He knows Davis struggled but he likes what he saw from his bullpen.
Jim Edmonds’ leadoff single in the 6th inning set up a two-run rally that gave the Brewers the lead. Edmonds finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored. Trevor Hoffman then came on to nail down his 593rd career save.
The Brewers are off today. They’ll open a 3-game weekend series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park.