Wily Peralta (17-11, 3.53 ERA) and Eddie Butler (1-1, 6.75 ERA) start in the last of a three-game series between the Milwaukee Brewers (0-2) and the Colorado Rockies (2-0) at Miller Park. The Rockies won the last game 5-2 and Colorado leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 8 and can be seen on ROOT-RM and FSN-WI.
Peralta is 2-2 with a 6.46 ERA, 1.73 WHIP, and 16 strikeouts against the Rockies. Jean Segura (.400 ) went 1 for 2 yesterday with one run. Butler will pitch for the Rockies. Last season he pitched 16.0 innings last season, going 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA 1.88 WHIP, and three strikeouts. Nolan Arenado (.556 ) has been successful at the plate to the start the season for the Rockies, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
Milwaukee is a -148 favorite against Colorado and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. Logging a disappointing -262 overall money line and 0-2 record as favorite, the Brewers have had a difficult start to the season. The Brewers are the fourth-best team in the NL at limiting walks to their opponents, allowing only 1.5 walks per game so far this season.
Over in the other dugout, Colorado has a perfect record of 2-0 when playing as the underdog and an overall money line of +242 at this point in the season. Offensively, they average 7.5 runs per game, which is tops in the NL. The Rockies are tough outs for opponents, leading the NL with 14.0 hits per game. Colorado is excellent at not striking out with an NL-low 6.0 per game. Colorado's pitching staff is one of the top in the NL, with a 1.00 ERA. When it comes to issuing walks, the Rockies have the fewest in the NL with only 0.5 walks allowed per game.
The Rockies have the edge in the season series, 2-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL, O/U - Over
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games.
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Colorado's last 21 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road.
Colorado is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road.
Colorado is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Milwaukee.
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Colorado's last 18 games when playing Milwaukee.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 9 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee.
The Rockies are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Brewers have a 0-2 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
Milwaukee ranks in the bottom half of the league at 19th when it comes to home runs, hitting zero this season. Colorado ranks in the top five at fifth with two.
Ranking first in hits, Colorado has earned 14.00 per game this season. Milwaukee ranks seventh with 7.00 hits.
Ranking 20th, Milwaukee is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.519). Colorado ranks in the top five at fourth with an OPS of .944.