MILWAUKEE -- Baseball can be bizarre. It can also be cruel. Tuesday night the seventh inning was both to the Milwaukee Brewers and left-hander Michael Gonzalez.
Making his debut with the Brewers, Gonzalez got hit with the loss by allowing three runs without recording an out in Milwaukee's 8-4 loss to Colorado. In a box score it looks like a rough outing, but all he had was rough luck.
Coming on in a tie game, Gonzalez walked Dexter Fowler to start the seventh inning. Josh Rutledge followed with a sacrifice bunt attempt that was perfectly placed between Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and Gonzalez for a base hit.
Then the inning got bizarre. Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez broke his bat on a ground ball to first baseman Alex Gonzalez. It wasn't the fact that Gonzalez hit a ground ball to Gonzalez off Gonzalez that made the play weird, but the broken bat flew and hit the ground in almost the exact same spot as the ball.
While Alex Gonzalez tried to dodge the bat from ...