After being down 3-0 early, the Milwaukee Brewers came back to pull out their third straight win 4-3 yesterday against the Colorado Rockies. While being overshadowed by the NCAA Tournament, the Brewers won without the long ball and got clutch performance from their bullpen.
Wei-Chung Wang made a spot start going two and two thirds innings giving up all three runs. After he exited, the bullpen pitched six and a third innings of scoreless baseball. Tyler Thornburg picked up the win in relief coming in to pitch the sixth and seventh inning. Donovan Hand picked up the save in the ninth getting the Rockies in order.
The Brewers fell behind 3-0 after three innings of play, but found the scoreboard in the top of the fourth when Caleb Gindl doubled home Jonathan Lucroy and Lyle Overbay. Then two innings later Rickie Weeks doubled home Carlos Gomez tying the game at 3-3.
Milwaukee took the lead for good in the seventh when the Brewers loaded the bases with two outs and Juan Francisco walked in the potentially winning run scoring Gindl.
Gindl was the only Brewer to record a multi-hit game out of the eight total team hits. Gindl also had two runs batted in; Weeks and Francisco had the other two.
The three game winning streak is put to the test today when the Brewers will travel to Surprise Stadium to play the Texas Rangers. Yovani Gallardo makes his final spring start of the season before Opening Day March 31. First pitch is scheduled for 3:05PM