The number 5 and the number 0 are significant in two separate ways after the Brewers 3-2 "walk off" win against the Rockies Friday night at Miller Park.
The Brewers are now 5- 0 against Colorado this season, and when the 5 and the 0 are put together to form 50, it's the number of wins the Crew has on the season so far. At 50 and 32 the "Milwaukee Nine" are the first team to reach the half century mark this season.
The Brewers drew first blood in the bottom of 6th when Rickie Weeks scored on a single by the hottest hitting catcher in baseball, Jonathan Lucroy. After the Rockies tied it up in their half of the seventh, the Brewers went back on top when, with the bases loaded Ryan Braun was drilled in the back by Rockies reliever Rex Brothers, scoring Mark Reynolds from third.
Colorado managed to tie the game in the ninth when Josh Rutledge went "yard" on Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez. Reynolds then led off the home half of the ninth with a single, was sacrificed to second on a bunt by Jean Segura. Manager Ron Roenicke then sent up Scooter Gennett who has homered in his last two games and is leading the N.L. second basemen in batting ave (.311) and slugging percentage (.487)...needless to say he was walked intentionally. Weeks struck out, but during the at bat both runners moved up a base on a passed ball. Then with two outs and the winning run just 90 feet away, the struggling Ryan Braun stepped to the plate and promptly slapped a single to center for the "walk off" win.
Here's Braun on being the first team this season to 50 wins.
(photo courtesy of Jen Szczepanski)