DENVER -- After five Brewers registered three hits on Friday for the first time in one game since June 2007 and only the seventh time in franchise history, the team had nothing but rave reviews for Coors Field.
"I really like hitting in this park," said Jean Segura, who finished with the first multi-homer game of his career. "This place is so great for hitters. It's amazing how balls go out of play here."
Segura, along with Scooter Gennett, Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez each completed their evenings with a trio of hits in the 13-10 slugfest against the Rockies. As one might expect, those players provided plenty of damage, combining for 11 runs, nine RBIs, five doubles and, of course, the two home runs from Segura.
games When five Brewers record three or more hits
|04/18/1983||Brewers 14, Red Sox 0|
|09/20/1983||Brewers 11, Indians 7|
|08/28/1992||Brewers 22, Blue Jays 2|
|07/08/1993||Brewers 15, Twins 3|
|05/15/2001||Brewers 14, Phillies 10|
|06/10/2007||Brewers 9, Rangers 6|
|06/20/2014||Brewers 13, Rockies 10|
Manager Ron Roenicke credited their approach, not the ballpark, for his batters' success at the plate, adding that perhaps only one of the Brewers' season-high tying 19 hits wouldn't have landed in another stadium.
"You just need to square up balls here," said Roenicke. "You square up balls here, you're going to get a lot of hits."
Ten of those 19 hits came on two-strike counts for the Brewers on an evening in which Rockies pitchers were forced to throw 122 pitches through the first five innings.
Both teams burned through a combined 11 pitchers and totaled 355 pitches in a game that left Roenicke feeling mentally exhausted. Conversely, Roenicke believes his lineup was treated to some much-needed rejuvenation on the tail end of a stretch that has the Brewers playing 15 of 18 on the road.
"Especially offensively, they know how well they swung the bats," said Roenicke. "That's going to carry over today regardless of what happened with the other team. You swing the bat that well, you know it coming into the game today that you've got a good chance to hit balls and [make a difference]."
Cody Ulm is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.