Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies
The Milwaukee Brewers and the Colorado Rockies meet on Friday for game two of their series in Milwaukee. The Brewers are -135 favorites over the Rockies with an over/under run total set at 9.
The Milwaukee Brewers scratched and clawed their way back into tying the game with Colorado on Friday but ended up falling a run short leaving the tying run stranded at third base to end the game. Norichika Aoki hit an inside the ballpark home run as he had two hits and scored twice, Mat Gamel had two hits and drove in a run, and Corey Hart had a hit as the Brewers scored three runs on five hits. On the mound Shaun Marcum allowed eight hits and scored three runs while striking out five over six innings to get a no decision while John Axford took the loss allowing three hits and a run in the ninth inning. For Saturday’s game Milwaukee starts Marco Estrada who makes his first start of the year after working from the bullpen. For the season Estrada has allowed five hits and two earned runs while striking out seven over six innings of work for a 3.00 ERA.
The Colorado Rockies are over .500 on the year as the N.L. West is looking to be a logjam already. On Friday Todd Helton hit a solo home run and Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki, and Ramon Hernandez each had two hits as the Rockies scored four runs on 11 hits. On the mound Jhoulys Chacin allowed four hits and three runs while striking out six over seven innings of work to get a no decision while Mark Belisle got the win after pitching two-thirds of an inning and Rafael Betancourt earned his fourth save of the year. For Saturday’s game Colorado starts Drew Pomeranz who lost in his only start this year. In his only action Pmeranz allowed nine hits and five earned runs while striking out three over 4.1 innings of work for a 10.38 ERA.
Milwaukee is 21-6 in their last 27 Saturday games, 54-24 in their last 78 home games, and 2-6 in their last eight games overall. Colorado is 5-1 in their last six games against a right handed starter, 29-57 in their last 86 road games against a right handed starter, and 8-3 in their last 11 Saturday games. Colorado is 2-6 in their last eight games in Milwaukee.
Friday’s loss has to sting Milwaukee but they bounce back here and should win easily.
Milwaukee Brewers -135 Colorado Rockies