|MILWAUKEE ( PERALTA )|
COLORADO ( FRIEDRICH )
|905||MILWAUKEE||-115||Ov 10.5,-120||-130||Ov 11,-110|
|906||COLORADO||+105||Un 10.5,+100||+120||Un 11,-110|
|vs Left-handed Starters||12-5||+7||7-9||4.6||0.255||0.306||3.5||0.235||0.290|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.9||4-3||6.3||0.293||0.336||5.4||0.296||0.314|
|vs Right-handed Starters||23-26||-3.6||28-17||5.4||0.285||0.333||5.1||0.262||0.320|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||+0.5||5-1||4.7||0.253||0.302||6.6||0.321||0.383|
|6/7/2014||GARZA(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||VOLQUEZ(R)||9-3||W||105||7.5 ov||O||9||8||1||8||8||5|
|6/8/2014||GALLARDO(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LOCKE(L)||1-0||W||-115||8 ov||U||4||3||1||5||10||0|
|6/10/2014||ESTRADA(R)||@ NY METS||MATSUZAKA(R)||2-6||L||-135||7.5 un||O||6||7||1||5||4||0|
|6/11/2014||PERALTA(R)||@ NY METS||DEGROM(R)||3-1||W||-115||7 un||U||11||10||0||5||4||2|
|6/12/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ NY METS||NIESE(L)||5-1||W||-130||7 ov||U||13||12||2||6||10||0|
|6/16/2014||PERALTA(R)||@ ARIZONA||MCCARTHY(R)||9-3||W||120||8.5 un||O||12||3||0||11||6||0|
|6/17/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ ARIZONA||BOLSINGER(R)||7-5||W||-125||9 un||O||11||5||1||7||8||1|
|6/18/2014||GARZA(R)||@ ARIZONA||MILEY(L)||3-4||L||-110||9 ov||U||5||5||1||9||5||1|
|6/19/2014||GALLARDO(R)||@ ARIZONA||ANDERSON(R)||4-1||W||105||8 un||U||9||3||1||7||5||1|
|6/20/2014||ESTRADA(R)||@ COLORADO||BERGMAN(R)||13-10||W||-110||10.5 ov||O||19||9||0||16||7||0|
|6/21/2014||PERALTA(R)||@ COLORADO||FRIEDRICH(L)|| |
|6/22/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ COLORADO||MATZEK(L)|| |
|6/26/2014||PERALTA(R)||COLORADO|| || |
|6/28/2014|| ||COLORADO|| || |
|6/7/2014||CHACIN(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||5-4||W||+120||9.5 ov||U||16||9||0||10||10||1|
|6/8/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||1-6||L||+120||9 un||U||3||2||0||6||2||0|
|6/13/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||7-4||W||120||7 ev||O||8||3||2||9||7||0|
|6/14/2014||BERGMAN(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||5-4||W||150||7.5 un||O||12||7||1||10||6||0|
|6/15/2014||NICASIO(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||8-7||W||175||7 un||O||10||5||2||11||12||0|
|6/16/2014||MATZEK(L)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||1-6||L||145||7 un||P||4||4||3||15||11||0|
|6/17/2014||CHACIN(R)||@ LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||2-4||L||170||7 un||U||11||13||1||8||6||1|
|6/18/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||0-8||L||195||6.5 un||O||0||1||1||9||5||1|
|6/23/2014||CHACIN(R)||ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)|| |
|6/24/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)|| |
|6/25/2014||BERGMAN(R)||ST LOUIS||GARCIA(L)|| |
|6/26/2014|| ||@ MILWAUKEE||PERALTA(R)|| |
|6/27/2014||MATZEK(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||LOHSE(R)|| |
|6/28/2014|| ||@ MILWAUKEE|| || |
|MILWAUKEE: MILWAUKEE (AP) - Two pitches into his spring training return, the Brewers' most important player tried to prove his point.|
Home run, Ryan Braun.
Now let's see how he fares when the games count.
Bolstered by the return of Braun from a 65-game doping suspension and the signing of free-agent starter Matt Garza, Milwaukee enters the 2014 season hoping it has the pieces to contend again in the competitive NL Central.
Braun has vowed to return to his 2011 MVP form.
''I think the expectation is to have an opportunity to compete to get back to the playoffs. That's our goal, I think it's realistic,'' Braun said during spring training in Phoenix.
Staying healthy would help, too. Besides Braun's suspension, injuries sapped much of the Brewers' power last year with projected 3-4-5 hitters Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Corey Hart each missing various lengths of time. Hart never played because of a knee injury.
Hart is gone, but Braun and Ramirez are back and bolstered by new team cornerstones who emerged last season in Carlos Gomez, Jean Segura and Jonathan Lucroy.
|COLORADO: DENVER (AP) - Justin Morneau wears Larry Walker's old number and is stepping in for Todd Helton.|
Just so it's clear, though: He doesn't expect to be the next Walker and certainly isn't trying to make Colorado Rockies fans forget all about Helton, the everyday first baseman in the Mile High City since 1997.
Morneau can only be himself, a slick fielder who's a four-time All-Star and former AL MVP.
That's not too bad, either.
Still, the Rockies wouldn't mind if Morneau channeled a little bit of those two Colorado icons to help them get back to the postseason. But that's a lot of cleats to fill, especially when it comes to Helton, the franchise's leader in virtually every offensive category.
Morneau's goals are more modest: Slide seamlessly into to this potent lineup, one that includes good friend and reigning NL batting champion Michael Cuddyer, along with Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki.
The 32-year-old Morneau knows the comparisons to Helton are inevitable. No. 17 spent 17 seasons in purple pinstripes, endearing himself to the community. The team will honor Helton on Aug. 17 when they retire his number (although Helton's first send-off will be hard to top, when the club gave him a horse in his last home game).
''From the outside looking in, it looks like I'm coming in to replace him,'' said Morneau, who wears No. 33 because of Walker, his boyhood idol. ''But that's not my thought process. My thought process is to just come in and be me and do what I can do.''
Cuddyer thinks Morneau will fit in just fine.
''If you think about the guy you're replacing, you're already not doing yourself a good service,'' said Cuddyer, who was teammates with Morneau in Minnesota. ''He respects (Helton), but he also understands he has to go out there and be himself.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (MILWAUKEE-COLORADO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Brewers-Rockies Preview* =========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Milwaukee (45-30) at Colorado (34-39), 4:10 p.m. EDT
The Milwaukee Brewers continue to enjoy life on the road.
Coming off their highest-scoring game of the season, the majors' top road team can secure their first winning series at Colorado in almost nine years by handing the Rockies a fifth consecutive defeat Saturday.
Jean Segura homered twice and was one of five Milwaukee players with three hits and had three RBIs during Friday's wild 13-10 win over Colorado (34-39). Khris Davis and Aramis Ramirez also had three RBIs for the Brewers (45-30), who are 25-15 on the road and averaging 5.6 runs while winning eight of 10 away from Miller Park.
Milwaukee is 8-21 at Coors Field since taking two of three there Aug. 15-17, 2005.
"Everybody likes hitting in this park," Segura said about Denver's thin air. "This place is great for hitters. It's amazing how balls go off the bat here, just go out in the field so quickly."
Segura broke out after going 3 for 23 in his previous seven games and not homering in his previous 41 contests. The 2013 All-Star shortstop is batting .433 (13 for 30) in eight career games against the Rockies.
Teammate Carlos Gomez also had three hits to extend his stretch of reaching base to 33 straight contests, and is batting .324 with nine RBIs during his 16-game hitting streak. Gomez is hitting .448 (13 for 29) during his last seven games at Coors Field after batting .143 (4 for 28) in his first 10 there.
Milwaukee's Wily Peralta (7-5, 2.98 ERA) has a 3.93 ERA during his second three-game winning streak of the season - all on the road - that followed a five-start stretch where he went 0-4 with a 3.64 ERA. After briefly leaving the team to tend to an undisclosed personal matter, Peralta allowed three runs and nine hits in seven innings of a 9-3 win at Arizona on Monday.
The right-hander yielded eight runs - five earned - in 3 2-3 innings of an 8-3 loss at Coors Field last season to fall to 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA as a starter against the Rockies.
Justin Morneau, 2 for 4 with a double versus Peralta, had five RBIs and hit one of three home runs Friday for the Rockies, who displayed plenty of offense in their first game since being no-hit by Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday.
"Guys turned the page pretty well," manager Walt Weiss said. "(The no-hitter) was long forgotten when the game started."
Colorado has dropped 19 of 27, and its starters have allowed 24 runs over 19 1-3 innings in the last five contests.
The Rockies recalled Christian Friedrich to make his first major league appearance in almost two years Saturday. Brought up after Juan Nicasio was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs, Friedrich went 5-8 with a 6.17 ERA in 16 career starts in 2012 - when he last pitched in the majors July 28 before a back injury ended his season.
The left-hander was 1-8 with a 7.89 ERA in 13 starts for Colorado Springs this season.
The 11th pitcher to start for the Rockies in 2014, Friedrich is facing Milwaukee for the first time.
Colorado's Corey Dickerson had four hits with a homer and three RBIs on Friday, and is batting .522 (12 for 23) with two home runs and nine RBIs in his last six at Coors. The second-year outfielder is 7 for 10 with two homers and four RBIs in three games against the Brewers.
|Last Updated: 9/20/2014 9:04:56 PM EST|