Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Series Preview: Brewers v. Rockies

Brewer fans have been lovin the Rockies recently. After a 4 game sweep of the Cardinals, its hard to fnd much to gripe about when it comes to Colorado. But the gloves come off tonite at Miller Park, and although Miller and Coors are one big family these days, The Crew prepares to show Colorado what it means to be from a Brew City.
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Milwaukee comes in after a dissapointing loss to the Braves and are looking to rebound. The Rockies, however, are on a roll as of late, winning there last 5 games including the sweep in St. Louis.

Here's how it shakes out.

Brewers (33-24) vs. Rockies (25-32)

Tuesday 7:05pm: Looper (5-3) 4.65 ERA 35 SO v. Jason Hammel (2-3) 4.50 ERA 31 SO

It is important to note that only 3 Brewers have ever faced the righthander (Cameron, Catalanotto, Gerut).

Hammel has been great on the road, with a 2-1 record and a 1.86 ERA.

Wednsday 7:05pm: Gallardo (6-2) 2.84 ERA 71 SO v. De La Rosa (1-6) 5.28 ERA 64 SO

Former Brewers pithcer De La Rosa has abyssmal numbers at Miller Park. He is 2-5 with a 8.47 ERA.

Look for Gallardo to continue his dominant pitching at home.

Thursday 1:05pm: TBA (Glavine?)lol. v. Cook (4-3) 4.50 ERA 32 SO

Aaron Cook is 4-2 with a 3.55 ERA lifetime against the Crew.

Key Factors:

Prince Fielder will need to continue his great hitting against righties. He has 3 lined up agaisnt the Rockies. Look for a great series from Prince.

Starters: The Brewers will need at least two quality starts. The bullpen is a bit tired.

Prediction: Milwaukee should take 2 of 3 from Colorado at home. Despite the Rockies winningness as of late, the Brewers have too much power for their weak pitching rotation.

1 comment:

Dustin said...

Naturally, the Coors team and the Miller team combine to take down the Busch team...so far this year a record of 8-2 team MillerCoors. just remember now though that Miller is still #2 over #3Coors. So, using my beer analogy...2 of 3 for the Brewers for the series.