Colorado Rocks Milwaukee, 19-4

Faltering Brewers endure record-tying beating, sweep
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Aug 9, 2007 6:19 AM CDT
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo reacts after giving up a two-run double to Colorado Rockies' Garrett Atkins during the third inning of the Rockies' 19-4 victory in a baseball game in...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Rookie Brewer Yovani Gallardo had a string of quality starts disrupted by a 2.2-inning, 11-run massacre in Colorado, the most runs given up by a Brewers pitcher in almost five years. Despite a miserable two-out walk-double-triple-double-single-homer sequence in the second, Gallardo was sent out to start the third to protect a weary bullpen.

But the righty was shelled again—counting the last three innings of the previous game, the Rockies had a seven-inning stretch in which they scored 27 runs against Brewers pitching, which bodes ill for a team in a desperate pennant race with a resurgent Chicago. Said somber third-baseman Ryan Braun: "Baseball was not fun today."