Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 1, 2019, 7:40 PM (EDT)|
Milwaukee Brewers -130 / Colorado Rockies +110
The Colorado Rockies and the Milwaukee Brewers meet in game three of their four game set in MLB action from Miller Park on Wednesday night.
The Colorado Rockies will look to get on the board after dropping game two on Tuesday by a final score of 4-3. Ian Desmond led the Rockies with a home run and two RBIs while Nolan Arenado added a double and an RBI. Daniel Murphy had a double while Raimel Tapia added a base hit as well in the losing effort for Colorado. German Marquez took the loss, falling to 3-2 on the year after allowing four runs on six hits while striking out six over seven innings of work. Antonio Senzatela will start game three and is 2-1 with a 3.93 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Senzatela’s first career start against Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to push for the sweep on Thursday after taking the first two games of the series following their win on Tuesday. Jesus Aguilar led the Brew Crew with a home run and three RBIs while Ben Gamel had a double. Lorenzo Cain, Yasmani Grandal, Travis Shaw and Orlando Arcia each had base hits as well in the winning effort for Milwaukee. Jhoulys Chacin got the win to improve to 3-3 after tossing six shutout innings, allowing just two hits. Josh Hader closed out the 9th for his 7th save of the year. Chase Anderson will start game three and is 2-0 with a 3.20 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. In his career, Anderson is 4-3 with a 4.68 ERA and 58 strikeouts against Colorado.
Colorado is 0-5 in Senzatela’s last 5 starts against the NL Central and 10-4 in their last 14 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a left-handed starter. Milwaukee is 6-2 in Anderson’s last 8 starts against the NL West and 17-8 in their last 25 home games while the under is 4-1 in Anderson’s last 5 home starts. Colorado is 0-4 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings between the two teams in Milwaukee.
Senzatela has been reliable for the Rockies, but he has allowed at least three runs in back-to-back starts and is having trouble making it to the later innings. Anderson is only recently getting back into a starting role, but so far so good for Anderson and the Rockies have been struggling lately. I just think that Milwaukee will use this series to get back on track, so I’ll side with Milwaukee to push for the sweep on Thursday.