In a game that has the potential for a lot of runs, Jon Gray (8-6, 4.69 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (60-65) are in Milwaukee to take on Chase Anderson (7-10, 4.97 ERA) and the Brewers (54-70). This is the second of a three-game series at Miller Park. The Brewers won the last game 4-2, and Milwaukee leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 23 and can be seen on FSWI and RTRM.
Anderson pitched 2.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs, striking out two and walking one in a 7-6 defeat to the Mariners. Ryan Braun (.317, 63 Rs, 22 HRs, 71 RBIs, 13 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run and one RBI. Gray went 4.0 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out three and walking one in a 12-10 win over the Nationals in his last outing. Nolan Arenado (.283, 90 Rs, 32 HRs, 104 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 3 yesterday.
Colorado takes on Milwaukee as a -135 favorite. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is sitting at nine runs. The Brewers have recorded an overall money line of -898 and have shown a weak performance as an underdog this season with a record of 34-53. Milwaukee has recorded a disappointing 1-6 record as the underdog over its last 10 games. Milwaukee leads the MLB in steals, swiping 139 bases. Milwaukee's pitching staff has been doing poorly against opposing offenses during the last 10 games, allowing an average of 6.0 runs per game, well above its season average of 4.8.
In games where it is the favorite, Colorado has a 25-21 record and an overall money line of +38. They have been on a bit of a dry streak over their last 10 games, recording zero wins when playing as the favorite and with a SU record of 4-6. Offensively, they average 5.3 runs per game, which the best in the NL. The Rockies are tough outs for opponents, leading the NL with 9.4 hits per game. When it comes to preventing batters from getting hits, the Rockies are fourth in the NL on the road with an average of 8.0 hits allowed per away game.
The Brewers have the edge in the season series, 1-0. The Brewers have a bad 31-54 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Gray takes the mound. Anderson (RHP) will be on the hill against the Rockies, who have a 45-44 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL, O/U - Over
Colorado recorded at least two errors for the 19th time this season.
The Brewers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Rockies have an 8-12 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Brewers are 10-58. The Rockies have a 13-44 record when opponents outhit them.
Milwaukee ranks in the bottom half of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 139 this season. Colorado ranks in the top half at 12th with 158.
Ranking first in hits, Colorado has earned 9.44 per game this season. Milwaukee ranks 13th with 8.12 hits.
Ranking 21st, Milwaukee is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.730). Colorado ranks in the top five at second with an OPS of .797.
The Rockies are 31-51 when they allow at least one home run. The Brewers perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 32-53 record.