Rockies (25-32) v. Brewers (33-24)

The Crew welcomes the Colorado Rockies to Miller Park tonight to open up the home stand.  The Rockies are red-hot and just did the Brewers a tremendous favor by sweeping the Cardinals in a 4 game series in St. Louis.  The Rockies fired Clint Hurdle about a week and half ago and hired ex-Dodger and Pirates manager Jim Tracy.  They are 7-4 since he was hired.

Braden Looper gets the start for the Brewers.  After starting out the year on fire, Looper has been stuck in an on again, off again routine.  His last outing was an off again, when he couldn’t get through 5 innings against the Marlins.  Overall, Looper has been pretty good this year and the brewers are 8-3 when he starts.  The Rockies will send Jason Hammel to the hill in game 1.  Hammel has been both a starter and reliever this year, as well as his entire career.  Hammel seems to be all over the place statistically and while his numbers aren’t horrible, he gives up a lot of hits (63 in 48 IP) and opponents are hitting .313 off of him.  That tells me he’s not that good and the Brewers should get to him.

Sorry this is quick and to the point, but I’m short on time.   Go Brewers!!


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