The Milwaukee Brewers found out less than hour before Wednesday night’s game against Colorado that starting pitcher Chase Anderson ripped open a callus on his right middle finger, sending him to the injured list. That put the team in scramble mode as they needed to formulate a pitching plan for the night, minus Anderson.
Manager Craig Counsell handed the ball to reliever Jacob Barnes to start with and things went downhill from there. Barnes walked the first two batters and Nolan Arenado followed with a three-run homer to center field, on the way to a 11-4 Colorado victory.
Arenado tacked on a solo homer in the ninth for his eighth home run of the season. Trevor Story also clubbed a three-run homer for the Rockies.
Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer for Milwaukee, and Ben Gamel added two hits and two RBI. [Read more…]