Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers - 10/5/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (92-72) at Milwaukee Brewers (96-67)
MLB Baseball: Friday, October 5, 2018 at 4:15 pm (Miller Park)
Tyler Anderson (7-9) (4.55) vs. J Chacin (15-8) (3.50)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers / Colorado Rockies --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers meet Friday in game two of the MLB NLDS at Miller Park.
The Colorado Rockies need a bounce back victory to tie up this series before game three on Sunday. The Rockies offense continues to come up small outside of Coors, and it doesn’t help that this team has played in three different road parks since Monday. Maybe the Rockies will have a chance to catch their breath and put together a better showing this time out. The Colorado Rockies have lost six of their last eight games when scoring under five runs. Trevor Story leads the Rockies with three hits and four strikeouts while Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez have combined for four hits and one RBI. Tyler Anderson gets the ball, and he is 7-9 with a 4.55 ERA and 164 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 1-2 with a 8.59 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers. Anderson is 0-0 with a 18.00 ERA and one strikeout in his postseason career.
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The Milwaukee Brewers have a chance to take a commanding 2-0 series lead and inch closer to the NLCS. The Brewers have now given up a combined three runs in their last three games and have allowed three or less runs in 11 of their last 16 games overall. With the Brewers offense capable of doing what it does, Milwaukee is a legit World Series threat if this pitching continues to hold up. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost just one game since September 19. Ryan Braun leads the Brewers with two hits and two strikeouts while Christian Yelich and Mike Moustakas have combined for three hits and three RBI. Jhoulys Chacin gets the ball, and he is 15-8 with a 3.50 ERA and 156 strikeouts this season. Chacin is 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies. Chacin has zero postseason pitching experience.
The Rockies are 11-5 in their last 16 Friday games, 0-5 in Andersons last 5 road starts and 2-10 in Andersons last 12 starts. The Brewers are 23-9 in their last 32 Friday games, 49-24 in their last 73 home games and 21-10 in Chacins last 31 starts. The Rockies are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings and the under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
The Colorado Rockies offense continues to come up small outside of Coors, and it's tough to back on team on the road that's struggling to put together runs. Anderson also has an ERA of 5.02 on the road and has had issues keeping the ball in the park all season. Chacin doesn't have postseason experience, which is scary, but he's been a consistent pitcher all year, allowing just a .220 batting average, and he's given up just two hits and two runs in his last 10.2 innings of work. Also, the Milwaukee Brewers are not a team I'm trying to step in front of right now, as everybody is doing their job and you can see the confidence growing. The Brewers are looking dangerous right now. I'll back the home team again.