|MILWAUKEE ( GORZELANNY )|
COLORADO ( MCHUGH )
|957||MILWAUKEE||+110||Ov 10,-105||+110||Ov 10,-115|
|958||COLORADO||-120||Un 10,-115||-120||Un 10,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||33-36||-3.4||34-33||4.2||0.257||0.307||4.4||0.256||0.309|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.9||2-5||3.7||0.236||0.286||4.3||0.242||0.296|
|vs Left-handed Starters||14-23||-8.5||16-21||4.0||0.255||0.313||4.9||0.285||0.341|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||-0.8||2-5||4.1||0.248||0.313||3.1||0.272||0.326|
|7/13/2013||LOHSE(R)||@ ARIZONA||DELGADO(R)||4-5||L||105||8 un||O||8||4||0||6||5||0|
|7/14/2013||PERALTA(R)||@ ARIZONA||KENNEDY(R)||5-1||W||145||8.5 un||U||9||6||0||8||6||0|
|7/22/2013||GORZELANNY(L)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||3-5||L||-110||8.5 ev||U||4||5||0||6||5||1|
|7/23/2013||HAND(R)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||2-6||L||-130||8.5 un||U||4||4||0||15||10||1|
|7/24/2013||LOHSE(R)||SAN DIEGO||O'SULLIVAN(R)||3-1||W||-155||8.5 ev||U||9||9||0||5||4||1|
|7/25/2013||GALLARDO(R)||SAN DIEGO||VOLQUEZ(R)||8-10||L||-150||8.5 ev||O||13||10||1||16||8||0|
|7/26/2013||PERALTA(R)||@ COLORADO||CHATWOOD(R)||3-8||L||130||9.5 un||O||8||4||2||9||6||0|
|7/27/2013||GORZELANNY(L)||@ COLORADO||MCHUGH(R)|| |
|7/28/2013||HAND(R)||@ COLORADO||CHACIN(R)|| |
|7/29/2013||LOHSE(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)|| |
|7/30/2013||GALLARDO(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||VILLANUEVA(R)|| |
|7/30/2013|| ||@ CHICAGO CUBS|| || |
|7/31/2013|| ||@ CHICAGO CUBS|| || |
|8/3/2013|| ||WASHINGTON|| || |
|7/13/2013||CHATWOOD(R)||@ LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||0-1||L||140||7 ov||U||2||2||1||4||5||0|
|7/14/2013||CHACIN(R)||@ LA DODGERS||NOLASCO(R)||3-1||W||120||7.5 ov||U||11||11||0||6||8||0|
|7/19/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||1-3||L||-150||9.5 ov||U||5||4||0||8||9||0|
|7/20/2013||NICASIO(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||VILLANUEVA(R)||9-3||W||-155||10 ov||O||13||10||0||8||8||2|
|7/21/2013||CHATWOOD(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||4-3||W||-160||10.5 ev||U||5||3||1||10||12||1|
|7/24/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||MIAMI||TURNER(R)||2-1||W||-170||9 ev||U||7||8||1||10||12||1|
|7/29/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ ATLANTA||BEACHY(R)|| |
|7/30/2013||NICASIO(R)||@ ATLANTA||WOOD(L)|| |
|7/31/2013||CHATWOOD(R)||@ ATLANTA||MINOR(L)|| |
|8/1/2013||MCHUGH(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)|| |
|8/2/2013||CHACIN(R)||@ PITTSBURGH|| || |
|8/3/2013|| ||@ PITTSBURGH|| || |
|MILWAUKEE: HITTING: It helped when the Brew Crew had Prince Fielder in the fold, but there's still lots of firepower here now that he's moved on. 2B RICKIE WEEKS starts it off, with some of the game's best bat speed. OF NYJER MORGAN doesn't hit the ball hard, but when it drops in he's off to the races. OF RYAN BRAUN has put up Hall of Fame numbers since day one. Now the big question is whether he doped to do it. OF COREY HART has improved his batting eye and is no longer an on-base liability. He's also one of the few Brewers hitters who plays even average defense. 3B ARAMIS RAMIREZ is on the down side of his career, but remains productive. Backup TAYLOR GREEN should see decent time behind him though. IF MAT GAMEL is slated to start at first; nobody knows if he'll be any good. He sure as heck won't be Prince Fielder. C JONATHAN LUCROY was effective in a middle-of-the-road kind of way. Fourth OF CARLOS GOMEZ still can't hit. SS ALEX GONZALEZ will play every day and has decent pop for a middle infielder. |
STARTING PITCHING: The Brewers' front three is among the most formidable in baseball. YOVANI GALLARDO has improved his peripherals every year as a starter. High pitch counts used to chase him early in games, but not anymore. One day he'll win a Cy Young. ZACK GREINKE was a product of bad defense, bad luck, and an unusually high home run rate. In the second half, he was a beast. SHAUN MARCUM pulled a reverse Greinke, starting brilliantly then fading down the stretch. Not too surprising, given the durability issues that have followed Marcum throughout his career. Most teams would still kill to have him as their No. 3 starter. People laughed when the Crew signed RANDY WOLF for three years and $30 million, but he's been a highly dependable innings-eater in both seasons as a Brewer. The same holds for CHRIS NARVESON. He's the very definition of a back-end guy, but as fifth starters go, he's pretty good.
RELIEF PITCHING: JOHN AXFORD and his Long John Silver's facial hair are proof positive that you don't need to spend a fortune on a closer. Axford was an undrafted retread when Milwaukee signed him. The list of 'proven closers' with fat contracts that Axford has outpitched each of the past two years is a deep one. FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ ruined the Brewers' offseason plans by accepting arbitration. He's a decent bet for some cheap saves, and still brings it with that crazy body-flinging delivery. But the team may still deal him at some point this season. KAMERON LOE has made a reasonably smooth transition to full-time reliever.
|COLORADO: HITTING: This offense still has trouble scoring outside of Coors Field, posting the second-fewest road runs in the majors (3.65 per game). SS TROY TULOWITZKI doesn't need the thin air though, posting an .881 OPS on the road. He led Colorado with a .302 BA, 30 HR, 105 RBI. OF CARLOS GONZALEZ was bothered by wrist and back injuries last year, but still managed to smack 26 homers with 92 RBI and 92 runs. OF DEXTER FOWLER will bat first or second after a strong .363 OBP. He could score 100 runs if he improved his base stealing (12 SB, 9 CS). OF MICHAEL CUDDYER gets the Coors Field Bump, while TYLER COLVIN settles into the 4th-OF role. Colorado has question marks with its corner infielders. 1B TODD HELTON is 38 with a bad back, and mediocre 3B CHRIS NELSON will start until top prospect NOLAN ARENADO is ready for the big leagues. 2B MARCO SCUTARO carries a louder stick than most two-baggers and C RAMON HERNANDEZ (.788 OPS) is an upgrade over the departed Chris Iannetta. |
STARTING PITCHING: There are plenty of question marks in Colorado's rotation with Ubaldo Jimenez pitching in the AL and two of its top three starters coming off major injuries. JORGE DE LA ROSA had Tommy John surgery and won't likely return to a big-league mound until June. De La Rosa had a 1.19 WHIP and 52 strikeouts in 59 innings before his injury. JHOULYS CHACIN will be counted on as the rotation's ace and he certainly has the physical tools and array of pitches to live up to this billing if he can trim his 87 walks in 194 innings. Former Baltimore 'ace' JEREMY GUTRHIE threw for 200+ innings in each of his past three seasons, but he's also served up 86 gopher balls in this span. That's not a good sign of things to come in the thin air. JUAN NICASIO took a line drive off the head and broke his C-1 vertebrae in August, but the team amazingly expects him to ready when the season begins. The 25-year-old has great command for such a young hurler. GUILLERMO MOSCOCO fared pretty well as a starter with the A's last year (.209 Opp. BA), but his 4.70 road ERA nearly doubled his 2.42 ERA in Oakland . Lefty DREW POMERANZ, 23, has a wealthy array of pitches and performed admirably in three of his four starts after being called up last season.
RELIEF PITCHING: Although he was the team's main set-up man last year, RAFAEL BETANCOURT becomes the Rockies closer with Huston Street out of the picture. After struggling at Coors Field in 2010 (4.99 ERA, 7 HR), he thrived in the thin air last year with a 1.93 ERA, and just 1 HR allowed in 32.2 innings. But he turns 37 in April and is one of the riskier saves men with little closing experience in his career. MATT BELISLE figures to be next in line for saves, notching 70 K and 16 BB at Coors Field since 2010. MATT REYNOLDS is the top lefty in the pen, but his 2011 season was nothing to write home about (4.09 ERA, 10 HR allowed in 50.2 IP).
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (MILWAUKEE-COLORADO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Brewers-Rockies Preview* =========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Milwaukee (42-59) at Colorado (49-54), 8:10 p.m. EDT
As the Milwaukee Brewers look to fill a key spot following Ryan Braun's suspension, Jean Segura has yet to prove he can produce as their No. 3 hitter.
The Brewers hope to get something out of Braun's old place in the lineup and avoid their fifth loss in six games without him as they visit the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
NL Central-worst Milwaukee (42-60) fell to 1-4 since losing their star slugger for the rest of the season with Friday's 8-3 loss at Coors Field. Clean-up batter Carlos Gomez provided one of the few highlights with his 17th homer and is 8 for 13 with four RBIs in his last three games.
Although they scored their most runs since June 25 in Thursday's 10-8 loss to San Diego, the Brewers are hitting .216 - including 9 for 47 (.191) with runners in scoring position - over their last six games.
Segura, who leads the team with a .313 average, went 1 for 4 with two strikeouts in Friday's loss and has gone 2 for 21 while batting in the third spot each of the last five games.
With Segura and the Brewers scuffling at the plate, this could be a perfect spot for Collin McHugh (0-1, 10.29 ERA) to make his debut with the Rockies (50-54).
McHugh, acquired from the Mets for Eric Young Jr. last month, looks to help Colorado win its fifth in nine games on this homestand. He replaces injured left-hander Drew Pomeranz (bicep tendinitis) in the rotation after going 4-2 with a 2.94 ERA combined for Triple-A Las Vegas and Colorado Springs.
McHugh had one start with the Mets, allowing four runs and six hits over four-plus innings in an 8-1 loss at Miami on June 1. He's 0-4 with a 7.52 ERA in five career starts.
The right-hander gave up one run and two hits in 2-3 innings of relief in a 9-6 loss at Milwaukee on Sept. 15.
Norichika Aoki, who had an RBI single off McHugh in that contest, looks to extend a seven-game hitting streak in this meeting.
Teammate Rickie Weeks went 2 for 4 Friday to end a 2-for-32 slump. He's 11 for 20 in his last five games versus Colorado.
After scoring an NL-low 58 runs in their previous 20 games, the Rockies scored eight times in the first four innings and went 5 for 12 with runners in scoring position in the series opener.
They'll try to build on the performance against Milwaukee starter Tom Gorzelanny (1-4, 2.47), who hopes to bounce back from his worst start of the year.
After allowing no earned runs in his first two outings since moving into the rotation, the left-hander gave up a season-high five runs over 5 2-3 innings in a 5-3 loss to San Diego on Monday.
Gorzelanny is 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA in six career appearances in Denver, though his last start there came in 2010. He's allowed one run in 1 1-3 innings of relief in two games against the Rockies this season.
This time, he might not have to face All-Star Carlos Gonzalez, who is 6 for 9 with a triple and two doubles in this matchup.
Gonzalez, tied for the NL lead with 26 home runs, did not play Friday and remains day to day after spraining his right middle finger in a 5-3 loss to Miami on Thursday.
|Last Updated: 1/23/2018 3:54:21 AM EST|