Colorado Rockies (31-44) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (42-33)
June 25, 2021 4:10 pm EDT
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -220 / Colorado Rockies +200; Over/Under: -7.5
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The Colorado Rockies and the Milwaukee Brewers meet Friday in MLB action from Miller Park. The Rockies are coming off a pair of games versus the Mariners this week. Colorado lost Tuesday but got a win in the Wednesday game. As for the Brewers, they played the Diamondbacks in their last set. Milwaukee lost Monday but won the other two games in that series. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Colorado took a tough 2-1 loss to the Mariners in the Tuesday game, but fared better Wednesday with a 5-2 victory. Starting pitcher German Marquez was very good in that one with 8.0 innings, two hits, one earned and seven strikeouts.
For the starting role in the Friday game, the Rockies will send out Jon Gray as the starter. Over his 63.0 innings this year, Gray has 54 hits, 37 runs (30 earned), eight homers allowed, 27 walks, 50 Ks and a 4.29 ERA overall.
Over on the Brewers’ side, they fell 5-1 to the Diamondbacks on Monday but came back for victories 5-0 Tuesday and 3-2 Wednesday. In the Wednesday game three, Milwaukee starter Brandon Woodruff put up 7.0 innings with one earned on three hits and two walks.
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For the starter job in the Friday matchup, the Brewers will send out Corbin Burnes. Over his 68.2 innings this year, Burnes has 52 hits, 22 runs (20 earned), two homers allowed, 12 walks, 108 Ks and a 2.62 ERA.
The Rockies are 4-1 in their last five games after a win and 5-13 in their last 18 Friday games. Colorado is 3-9 in their last 12 versus the NL Central and 14-43 in their last 57 road games.
Meanwhile, the Brewers are 4-1 in their last five overall and 4-1 in their last five versus the NL West. Milwaukee is 7-3 in their last 10 at home and 3-7 in their last 10 Friday games.
PICK: I’m going to stick with Milwaukee. Burnes had a bit of a rough go his last time up versus Colorado with four earned on eight hits in 5.1 innings. He’s given up seven earned in his last 9.1 innings but generally has kept things manageable. As for Gray, he gave up five earned on four hits in 2.1 innings his last time up and hasn’t made it past 3.0 frames in either of his last two starts. I like both guys to pitch fairly well here in a Brewers win. Should be a fun matchup.