Jorge De La Rosa (4-2, 4.91 ERA) and Taylor Jungmann (1-1, 2.25 ERA) take the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Colorado Rockies (28-38) and the Milwaukee Brewers (24-44) at Coors Field. The Brewers come into this series hoping to snap a six-game losing streak. Action begins at 8:40 p.m. ET on Friday, Jun. 19 and can be seen on FSN-WI and ROOT-RM.
De La Rosa is 2-2 with a 7.67 ERA in his appearances against the Brewers, but goes up against a below-average Milwaukee offense which is batting just .233 this season. Troy Tulowitzki (.306, 33 Rs, 7 HRs, 34 RBIs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 5. Jungmann went 5.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out five and walking two in a 4-0 defeat to the Nationals in his last outing.
Colorado is a -145 favorite against Milwaukee and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at 10 runs. The Rockies have recorded an overall money line of -565 and have shown a weak performance as a favorite this season with a record of 5-12. Colorado has gone winless in its last 10 as the favorite. The Rockies have no trouble scoring as they rank third in the NL in offense with 4.3 runs per game. The Rockies are one of the best in the NL in terms of hits with an impressive 9.2 per game.
In the other locker room, Milwaukee is coming in with an overall money line of -1,775 and a disappointing record of 18-27 as the underdog.
The Rockies have the edge in the season series, 3-0. The Rockies have a 25-27 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Jungmann takes the mound. De La Rosa (LHP) will be on the hill against the Brewers, who have a 6-7 record against left-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL, O/U - Over
The Brewers lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Rockies are 9-10. The Brewers are 7-8 in close games this season.
When the Brewers play into extra innings, they have a 2-2 record. The Rockies are 1-4 when their games exceed nine innings.
The Brewers are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Rockies have a 14-28 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rockies are 21-6. The Brewers have a 17-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 27th, Milwaukee sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 245 this season. Colorado ranks in the top 10 at 10th with 285.
Colorado and Milwaukee both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Colorado sits at 29th with 146 this season and Milwaukee ranks 26th with 150.
The Rockies are 25-20 when they hit at least one home run. The Brewers perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 20-15 record.