Brewers Sweeps off the Rockies in NLDS; Advances to NLCS

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Joakim Soria. Photo by John Fisher/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9883080aa)

The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-0 at Coors Field to book a place in the National League Division Series.

The Rockies were one game away from elimination in the NLDS on Sunday. Instead of turning things around in the new scenery, they were on the receiving end of a 6-run thrashing. Milwaukee relievers gave up just 4 1/3 innings throughout the game.

Jesus Aguilar stood out in the match as he hit a solo homer in the fourth winner. Milwaukee added two more in the sixth inning. Orlando Arcia and Keon Broxton added another two in the ninth inning, completing what Wade Miley had started with two strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.

Veteran catcher Erik Kratz, who averaged 2.57 ERA in the regular season, contributed three hits. Manager Craig Counsell didn’t let him complete the game though as he was substituted in the fifth inning.

The NCLS Starts Friday

The Brewers will face off the winner between the Dodgers and the Braves. They look strong and could easily cruise past any team they meet on Friday. In the NDCS, Milwaukee only allowed two runs in 28 innings. The team has been a winning streak, having not lost a match since September 23rd. They also beat a strong Cubs team, further legitimizing their bid to win the NCLS.