Brewers vs. Rockies - 4/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (1-0) at Milwaukee Brewers (0-1)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
J Lyles (0-0) (0.00) vs. M Garza (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -158 / Colorado Rockies +148 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, FSN-WI
The Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies play game two Tuesday night at Miller Park.
The Colorado Rockies probably had the most impressive Opening Day, as they beat the Brewers Monday, 10-0. Nolan Arenado and Corey Dickerson both homered in the victory, while Troy Tulowitzki had three hits in five at bats. The Rockies were a solid offensive team last season, but their pitching staff showed the most promise by allowing just eight hits in the win. Sure, it’s just one victory, but the Colorado Rockies have to be feeling good about themselves after their performance Monday afternoon. Jordan Lyles takes the hill, and he was 7-4 with a 4.33 ERA and 90 strikeouts last season. Lyles is 2-3 with a 3.64 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers got flat out beat down in their season opener on Monday, striking out nine times and string together three errors. Adam Lind and Aramis Ramirez had the most success for Milwaukee, as they produced a combined five hits and tried to get something going. Ryan Braun struck out once in two at bats and Carlos Gomez struck out in half of his plate appearances. About the only good news for the Milwaukee Brewers is that Tuesday’s game really can’t be any worse than Opening Day. Matt Garza gets the ball, and he was 8-8 with a 3.64 ERA and 126 strikeouts last season. Garza is 2-3 with a 4.94 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 9-22 in their last 31 vs. National League Central and 0-7 in Lyles' last 7 road starts. The Brewers are 7-16 in their last 23 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Rockies are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings.
Can the Brewers play any worse than what they did Monday? The answer is no. Now that Milwaukee has a game under its belt and has the feel of the regular season, I expect the Brewers to bound back here. The Rockies just don't have much success against the Brewers over the years.