The last thing Gio Gonzalez expected six weeks ago was to be the Game 1 starter in the National League Championship Series.
Miley threw 4 2/3 innings and only gave up three hits with two strikeouts. Yelich went on to bat.326 during the regular season, scored 118 runs, drove in 110 more, smashed 36 homers and always seems to come through in the clutch - even in the postseason.
As it turned out, this would be more than enough. Colorado's three All-Stars - Story, Arenado and Charlie Blackmon - finished the series with a combined five hits. Games 1 and 2 of the NLCS are October 12-13 at Miller Park. Also, players like Anthony Rizzo, Daniel Murphy and Ben Zobrist come alive in the postseason, so it's safe to say Chicago would have put up a much better fight than the Rockies. He bottled up the Rockies with a cutter, curve and an effective change.
The first one to greet Hader was Kratz, who made his second postseason start and finished 3 for 4 with a double.
The Brewers continued their roll in the sixth inning, scoring on two Colorado miscues from pitcher Scott Oberg - Mike Moustakas scoring on a balk and Erik Kratz on a wild pitch - to go up 4-0. It was surprising to see the Rockies explosive offense held to just a.146/.210/.188 slash line by the Brewers, but we just witnessed that in a swift three-game sweep. He pitched two innings and did not give up a hit or run, and struck out two. He got the start over Denver native Kyle Freeland, whose 2.40 at Coors Field this season was the lowest mark for a starter in franchise history. "We've got a uniform on, so we know we've got a chance". "Unfortunately, we weren't able to get a win".
Arenado wore a ski mask late in the game due to the cool conditions.
"You saw a lot of guys chasing bad pitches, including myself", outfielder Carlos Gonzalez said. "Their bullpen did a tremendous job".
Shut out in the first two games at Dodger Stadium, the NL East champion Baby Braves bounced back.
Rockies: That's a wrap until 2019, when they start the season March 28-31 with a four-game series in Miami.