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If the Colorado Rockies hope to reach the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in club history Blake Swihart Jersey , they’ll need to beat the teams they’re expected to beat.The Rockies will get another chance Tuesday night in the series finale against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.The Rockies (71-60) missed an opportunity to move into a tie atop the National League West by blowing a late lead against the Angels on Monday night in a 10-7 loss.Article continues below ...Colorado had moved ahead 7-5 on a grand slam by DJ LeMahieu in the eighth inning and appeared on the verge of handing the Angels their seventh straight defeat, but Los Angeles came back with five runs in the bottom half of the inning courtesy of five walks from the bullpen and a bases-loaded two-out throwing error by shortstop Trevor Story.The loss left the Rockies a game behind the Arizona Diamondbacks, who lost 2-0 at the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.Colorado fell to 25-25 this season against teams below .500.They’ll get a chance to improve on that mark over the next eight games, all against teams that entered Tuesday with losing records. On the flip side, Colorado has the second-most victories against teams with winning records (46-35).During one stretch this summer, Colorado faced 46 consecutive opponents with a winning record, which tied for the longest stretch in NL history. The Rockies went 30-16 in that span.The Angels (64-68) avoided losing seven in a row for the first time in two years.Reduced to playing spoiler, Los Angeles was swept over the weekend by the American League West-leading Houston Astros at Angel Stadium.The Angels took their first lead since Aug. 19 with a four-run fourth inning on Monday night, moving ahead 4-2 on a three-run homer by Shohei Ohtani. Mike Trout then hit his first home run since July 31 to give the Angels a 5-2 lead.Ohtani is 4-for-8 in his past two starts with two home runs and five RBIs.“He’s impressive off the charts,” Angels outfielder Eric Young Jr. told Fox Sports West after the game. “The natural talent that he is , I’m glad that we’ve got him on our team.”Ohtani mainly starts against right-handers, and Colorado is scheduled to start left-hander Kyle Freeland, leaving Angels manager Mike Scioscia with another tough decision.Freeland (11-7, 2.96 ERA) is 5-1 with a 2.25 ERA in 14 starts since June 16.Freeland, a Denver native and the eighth overall draft pick in 2014, has pitched at least five innings in his past 14 starts, allowing more than three earned runs just once.“Kyle’s been so consistent,” Rockies manager Bud Black told after his last outing. “That’s the thing I’m really proud of and impressed by, just the consistency over the last 3 1/2 months. He’s taking the ball deep into the game, his strike-throwing ability , his ability to make big pitches at certain key parts of the game — as a second-year pitcher, he’s made big strides since his rookie season.”Freeland has never faced the Angels in his two-year career.After 102 major league relief appearances, Angels right-hander Noe Ramirez will make his first career start on Tuesday.Ramirez (4-4, 4.76 ERA) earned his first career save on Monday night. MILWAUKEE (AP) — Told he had the day off after pitching three shutout innings in the NL Championship Series opener, hard-throwing Milwaukee left-hander Josh Hader wasn’t expecting a call to the bullpen.After watching Brewers relievers blow a late three-run lead in Game 2, Hader would have embraced back-to-back outings, high pitch count and all.“Adrenaline can do a lot things,” he said when asked if he could have pitched.The best-of-seven series is tied at a game apiece after the Dodgers dented the rest of the Brewers’ hard-throwing relievers in the late innings for a second straight day and won 4-3 on Saturday.While Wade Miley pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings and became Milwaukee’s first pitcher to get an out in the sixth inning in the postseason, the Dodgers rallied from a three-run, seventh-inning deficit for the win.Miley had thrown 74 pitches when he was removed.“Look you’re either too early or too late Jason Heyward Jersey ,” manager Craig Counsell said. “At some point, you’ve got to make a decision, and I thought he was going through the heart of the lineup for the third time.”Milwaukee had the fifth-best bullpen ERA during the regular season at 3.47, including a best-in-the-majors 1.98 in September.But the bullpen has been showing cracks. Milwaukee pitchers made 72 appearances during the Brewers’ 12-game winning streak, including 24 in the first four games of the playoffs. It’s a heavy workload.Other than Hader, the Brewers’ bullpen has allowed eight runs in 7 1/3 innings against Los Angeles, a 9.82 ERA.Milwaukee nearly wasted a five-run lead in Game 1 before holding on for a 6-5 win Friday night when Corey Knebel struck out Justin Turner to strand the potential tying run on third. Four relievers gave up four runs and five hits in the last two inningsWith the Brewers ahead 3-0 in the seventh in Game 2, Corbin Burnes walked Max Muncy leading off the seventh, gave up a single to Manny Machado and an RBI single to Cody Bellinger. Jeremy Jeffress came in and forced in a run with a one-out, bases-loaded walk to Austin Barnes before getting Yasmani Grandal to ground into a double play.But Chris Taylor singled leading off the eighth and Turner followed with a go-ahead , two-run homer.Jeffress sat by himself quietly in the dugout after leaving the game, blowing bubble gum.“It’s just, you know, the nature of the game. I can’t strike everybody out. I can’t make everybody hit a ground ball. I am human,” Jeffress said when asked how he felt mentally and physically.“But right now I feel great. It’s just you have to make pitches in big counts. Better results will happen.”Hader, who broke a 44-year-old record for regular-season strikeouts by a left-handed reliever, had thrown 46 pitches in the opener.A travel day might allow the bullpen to reset heading into Game 3 Monday at Dodger Stadium, though Counsell said he would check with how his big three of Jeffress, Hader and Knebel felt on the day off. Knebel has thrown 31 pitches over two innings in the first two games.Jeffress blew a lead for the second time in the postseason. He wasted a 2-0, ninth-inning advantage in the Division Series opener against Colorado Ben Zobrist Jersey , a game the Brewers rebounded to win in 10 innings.“For me, J.J. made one bad pitch today,” Counsell said, “and it cost him.”Milwaukee has been using its talented young pitchers in the postseason for multiple innings. It worked in the Division Series, but that philosophy is being tested by the Dodgers.“I’m sure they had a scouting report before we came in,” Hader said. “We’re going to have the days that those the bloopers fall in, and there are going to be days that those bloopers get caught. It just didn’t go our way that time.”
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