Late homer allows Rockies to defeat Brewers

He was throwing hard.

After Arenado's home run, Greg Holland earned his third save of the season with a ideal ninth inning. All in all, five scoreless innings, pitch count was a little high. In the first, the Brewers loaded the bases with one out on a single by Eric Thames, a double by Jesus Aguilar and a walk by Travis Shaw.

"He avoided something incredibly serious", manager Craig Counsell said. This, McCalvy adds, is Jungmann's final option year, so it's a fairly pivotal season for the former first-round pick.

Yes, he did, which is what makes Peralta's story so interesting. He spent the 2016 season with Double-A Hartford where he went 4-1 with a 1.82 ERA in seven starts.

His performance set the table for the Rockies' 2-1 victory over Milwaukee. Suddenly, his fastball was in the 96-98 miles per hour range, not 90-92 as in the early going.

Senzatela was sparkling in his big-league debut, allowing just two hits over five innings. However, there's an energy coming from this team that hasn't been felt in LoDo in years.

"I feel very blessed to be in this position and be able to stand here and talk to you guys", he told reporters.

Sure, critics will say it's just two games.

It was hard to know what to expect from Peralta at the outset of the season because he missed some time in spring training while pitching for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

"It was a good defensive play right there", Gonzalez said.

"I said, 'Yeah, I'm a big-leaguer now, ' " Senzatela said, flashing a big smile. I've had that in my mind since I came back past year. The first to homers for the Rockies this season.

"That was a huge play", Counsell said.

"There were a couple of balls that he got up in the zone, over the plate. He pitched great. A really nice ballgame". There was that play and then he gets Arenado on a double play.

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Junior Guerra grimaces after getting injured running to first base during the third inning of an opening day baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Monday, April 3, 2017, in Milwaukee. It makes it easy on us. Losing starter Junior Guerra and having Zach Davies unable to maintain his command surely didn't help poorly-executed defense, especially against one of the most productive offensive units in baseball. This being his 11th season as a Brewer, Braun has batted over.300 six times, and has a career batting average of.304 and OPS of.911. The Rockies host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday afternoon in their home opener at Coors Field.

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