The Colorado Rockies were unable to get their third straight victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, falling to them, 8-7. Rickie Weeks took Huston Street deep with a two-run homer to deep center field in the top of the ninth for go-ahead and insurance runs. It was a wild one even before that.
This game turned in the seventh inning. The Rockies led 3-2 at the start of the inning, Corey Hart hitting a two-run homer earlier in the fifth inning. Jhoulys Chacin left the game with the bases loaded. Presented with the situation, Matt Reynolds looked like he was going to get an out at home plate on a Nyjer Morgan sac bunt. However, Todd Helton messed up on the flip to home plate, allowing two runs to score.
Mark Kotsay was the next batter and he hit into a fly out to center field. Corey Hart attempted to score on the fly out and it looked like he was tagged out. However, home plate umpire Cory Blaser blew the call (photo) and ejected both catcher Chris Iannetta and manager Jim Tracy.
The Rockies briefly retook the lead, 6-5, in the bottom of the inning on a Todd Helton RBI double and a Troy Tulowitzki single (who was thrown out at second trying to extend the play). But Matt Lindstrom gave back a run when George Kottaras hit an RBI ground out in the top of the eighth. Todd Helton added another run in the bottom of the ninth, too late to do much.
Jhoulys Chacin (8-8, 3.37 ERA) was charged with five runs in 6.1 innings, while all three runs Zack Greinke allowed (all in the second inning) were unearned due to bad defense.
The Rockies (45-49, 24-23 home) finish this series on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. ET. Shaun Marcum and Aaron Cook are the scheduled starters.