For the second game in a row, the Milwaukee Brewers get a subpar performance from their starting pitcher in a 6-5 home loss to Colorado. Zach Davies gave up all six Rockie runs in four and one third innings, and Colorado went in front for good in the third when it scored four times. Ryan Braun hit his first homer of the year and Travis Shaw had an R-B-I double to put the Brewers to within one — but Colorado scored twice more in the sixth to cap its victory and improve to 2-0. Tyler Anderson got the win, striking out eight in five and two thirds innings while giving up all five Milwaukee runs — and Davies took the loss. Game Three of the Brewers’ four game series with Colorado is tonight (Wednesday) at Miller Park.
Brewers’ right hander Junior Guerra will be out for at least six weeks and maybe longer, after he had a “significant calf strain” on Monday. Guerra was placed on the ten day disabled list Tuesday after an M-R-I confirmed his injury. He strained the calf while running to first base in a sacrifice bunt attempt in the third inning of the season opener. Right hander Matt Garza started the year on the D-L with a strained right groin, but he threw live batting practice on Tuesday — and manager Craig Counsell says Garza could get a minor league rehab start next week before returning. Left hander Tommy Milone will start for Guerra on Saturday at home against the Chicago Cubs — and to cover Milone’s spot in the bullpen, the Brewers called up southpaw Brent Suter from Triple “A” Colorado Springs.