Colorado Rockies (58-51) at Milwaukee Brewers (64-49)
|Date & Time||Saturday August 4, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -129 / Colorado Rockies +119 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers meet Saturday in MLB action at Miller Park.
The Colorado Rockies could use a victory here after losing four of their last five games. The Rockies have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Colorado Rockies have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 120 hits and 80 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 237 hits and 120 RBI. Tyler Anderson gets the ball, and he is 6-3 with a 3.69 ERA and 117 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 1-1 with a 5.91 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers look to keep the ball rolling after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Brewers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 122 hits and 59 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Travis Shaw have combined for 193 hits and 91 RBI. Freddy Peralta gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 3.61 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. This will be Peralta’s second career game against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 9-0 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series, 7-3 in Andersons last 10 road starts and 4-9 in Andersons last 13 starts. The Brewers are 19-7 in their last 26 vs. National League West, 37-15 in their last 52 during game 2 of a series and 9-4 in their last 13 home games. The Rockies are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and the under is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
The Colorado Rockies are in one of those cold stretches where the pitching staff gives up too many crooked numbers and the offense can't catch up. And as solid as Anderson has been this season, he's not a pitcher I'm looking to back on the road against a red hot Brewers club. Peralta is allowing a .155 batting average in 47.1 innings this season and only 19 of those innings have come at home. That's impressive stuff from the 22-year-old. I like the Milwaukee Brewers to get another victory.