Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies
The Colorado Rockies look to gain ground in the NL West and the Milwaukee Brewers look to stay in the thick of the race in the National League Central as they meet for game three of their series at Coors Field. The Rockies are -135 favorites over the Brewers with an over/under run total set at 9.
The Colorado Rockies have a lot of ground to make up in the NL West but it isn’t something they haven’t done before as they have won their first two games following the All Star Break. On Friday Mark Ellis, Todd Helton, and Troy Tulowitzki all had two hits each as the Rockies scored four times off of nine hits. The Rockies didn’t need much offense as Juan Nicasio allowed just four hits and struck out four over seven innings without allowing a run in the shutout win and his fourth win of the year. For Saturday’s game three of this series Colorado starts Jhoulys Chacin who has lost his last three starts. For the season Chacin has allowed 85 hits and 41 earned runs while striking out 101 in 116.2 innings of work.
The Milwaukee Brewers knew they were going to be in trouble if they couldn’t get it done on the road in the second half as they drop from first to third place in the National League Central. Nyjer Morgan and Prince Fielder had two hits each but that all of the base runners the Brewers had as they didn’t have a batter walk all night. On the mound Chris Narveson allowed five hits and three earned runs while striking out five over six innings of work to take his sixth loss of the year. For game three Milwaukee looks to turn the tables as they start Zack Greinke who has just one win in his last five starts. For the season Greinke has allowed 77 hits and 45 earned runs while striking out 99 in 74.1 innings of work.
Colorado is 3-6 in their last nine games against a team with a winning record, 2-6 in their last eight games against a right handed starter, and 6-2 in Chacin’s last eight starts with five days of rest. Milwaukee is 2-5 in their last seven game three of a series, 1-8 in their last nine road games against a right handed starter, and 9-3 in Greinke’s last 12 starts. Milwaukee is 9-26 in their last 35 games in Colorado.
Milwaukee simply can’t get it done on the road and they don’t get it done here. Take the Rockies minus the 135.
Colorado Rockies -135 Milwaukee Brewers