The Milwaukee Brewers (6-7) will host the Colorado Rockies (6-6) this weekend at Miller Park. Milwaukee is coming off a 2-1 series win over the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers, courtesy of two walk-off victories, while Colorado is coming into town on a two-game winning streak after they defeated the San Diego Padres.
Friday April 20, 2012
Shaun Marcum (1-1, 3.46 ERA) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (0-1, 5.63 ERA)
Shaun Marcum pitched good Saturday night against the Atlanta Braves as he tossed 105 pitches, struck out six batters and only allowed two earned runs on three hits in seven innings. Unfortunately, Milwaukee’s offense was non-existent, therefore, Marcum was charged with the loss. He has been the most consistent starting pitcher so far this season for the Brewers.
Jhoulys Chacin pitched well in his last start against the Arizona Diamondbacks, striking out five batters and allowing one earned run in just four innings. Colorado fans will take it considering he allowed five walks and four earned runs in four innings pitched in his first start of the season against the San Francisco Giants. He will have to watch out against the Brewers as they are capable of knocking out pitchers early.
Saturday April 21, 2012
Chris Narveson (1-1, 7.00 ERA) vs. Drew Pomeranz (0-1, 10.38 ERA)
Chris Narveson is hoping to bounce back after a dismal loss to the Braves. Chipper Jones started the only game of the series and crushed a three-run homer to send Narveson packing. Narveson must figure out how to throw consistently throughout the game. He is capable of pitching a phenomenal performance, however, he can never avoid the big inning. This will be his opportunity to get on track as he will pitch in front of the Brewer fans for the first time this year.
Drew Pomeranz gave up five earned runs on nine hits over 4.1 innings in his first and only start this season. Pomeranz struggled getting ahead in the count against the Diamondbacks and was unable to establish any of his pitches. He will look to give the Rockies a quality start against the Brewers.
Sunday April 22, 2012
Yovani Gallardo (1-1, 4.58 ERA) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (1-1, 7.79 ERA)
Yovani Gallardo has pitched brilliantly since his horrendous opening day outing. He has only allowed three earned runs on 12 hits in his last 14 innings on the mound. Unfortunately, the Brewers bullpen was unable to keep the lead for Gallardo against the Dodgers, but hopefully that will change this weekend.
Jeremy Guthrie took a loss against the Padres in his last start. He gave up nine hits and six earned runs in seven innings pitched. Guthrie was said to be ill with symptoms of strep throat, which is why he was unable to pitch well. He seems to be better which means he should give Gallardo a run for his money.