Milwaukee Brewers defeat Colorado Rockies, 5-4

In general, major-league teams are mostly good or mostly bad during a season.

It isn't easy to fit into both categories.

Unless you are the 2010 Milwaukee Brewers.

With the Brewers experiencing tremendous highs and tremendous lows on a week-to-week basis, manager Ken Macha has grown fond of calling the season a roller coaster. Few amusement park rides induce both nausea and elation with such regularity, however.

"It's hard to figure out," admitted Macha.

Let's ...

Denver — There really is no obvious reason why this trend has occurred, but the numbers state that the Milwaukee Brewers' offense has been as good through the first 12 games of August as it has at any point this season.

Before taking the field for Saturday's game against the Colorado Rockies, the Brewers were batting .286, their highest average of any month during the season, and their .355 on-base and .768 on-base-plus-slugging percentages were nearly the highest.


Denver — Blunders, mistakes and gaffes were plenty.

They were physical and mental and ill-timed.

But the Milwaukee Brewers were able to brush off the mistakes that would cost most teams victories because the offense was able to rap 16 hits, enough of them timely to give the team a 5-4, 10-inning victory Saturday night at Coors Field, evening the three-game set.

The Brewers stranded nine runners but still were 6 for 14 with runners in scoring position, including th...