As the Root announcers said at the end of the game, you can't blame this one on Felipe Paulino. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hit a walkoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to defeat the Colorado Rockies, 2-1. Back in May, Paulino had allowed a walkoff home to Prince Fielder.
Matt Lindstrom served up the offending ball to Braun, who was the first batter of the inning. It was his 28th home run of the season. Prince Fielder tied the game in the sixth inning with his 32nd home run.
That home run was the only run Esmil Rogers allowed in six innings of work. He allowed five hits, struck out four and walked four. The bullpen relief of Matt Belisle, Rex Brothers and Huston Street didn't allow any hits over the next three innings, though the former two did walk a batter each.
In the fourth inning, Seth Smith doubled to deep center field to start the frame. After a Jordan Pacheco strikeout, Wilin Rosario doubled to left, scoring Smith. The team, though, was 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Zack Greinke labored throughout this game, reaching 100 pitches in four innings. But he did strike out nine Rockies in five innings.
The Rockies (69-78, 31-42 away) finish this series on Wednesday night. Kevin Millwood and Shaun Marcum are the scheduled starters.