Monday: Jimmy Nelson (4.31 ERA, 5.51 DRA, 7.1 K/9) v. Chad Bettis (5.29 ERA, 4.14 DRA, 6.8 K/9)
Once upon a time, some big dumb idiot declared that Jimmy Nelson was one of the 10 best pitchers in the National League. Not sure who that was, but he definitely should have to go to jail.
Tuesday: Chase Anderson (4.97 ERA, 5.88 DRA, 7.2 K/9) v. Jon Gray (4.69 ERA, 3.60 DRA, 9.4 K/9)
Jon Gray is the great hope for Rockies fans, who are desperately waiting for a pitcher to come along and save them from Coors Field. Chase Anderson will be Milwaukee’s second straight starter with a 5.50+ DRA. Not great, Bob!
Wednesday: Zach Davies (4.18 ERA, 4.11 DRA, 7.1 K/9) v. Tyler Anderson (3.69 ERA, 3.10 DRA, 7.7 K/9)
Davies has struggled in August after a couple of hot months, posting a 7.06 ERA including his last outing, a 9-6 whitewashing delivered by the Cubs. Anderson’s nice ERA isn’t interested in the thin air of Denver: he’s been nearly a full run better at home.
All-time: 58-69 (36-27 in Milwaukee)
Last meeting: Milwaukee dropped two of three to the Rockies in Colorado last June, a series in which the two teams combined for 34 runs on 66 hits (friggin’ Coors).
Are the Rockies Good?
Well, this series isn’t at Coors, so definitely not. As everyone knows, all good things that the Rockies ever accomplish is because of the offensive boosts their home stadium provides. It might seem like players such as Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez are pretty good baseball players, but they’re actually pretty god dang awful. Sad! They’re also without Trevor Story, who was lost for the season last month with a torn thumb ligament.
The Rockies also employ Dinger, the world’s worst mascot, even though they don’t have to. Dinger auditioned for the role of one of the animatronic characters in Five Nights at Freddy’s, but was rejected because he was deemed too frightening for the series.
If the Rockies were a Taylor Swift GIF, which one would they be?
Milwaukee Broadcast Information:
Friday: 6:20 pm on FS Wisconsin and WTMJ 620
Saturday: 7:10 pm on FS Wisconsin and WTMJ 620
Sunday: 1:10 pm on WTMJ 620
Let’s Talk To A Rockies Fan!
Connor thinks the Rockies are good.
@travis_mke I think they are good
— Connor (@rockiesVSconnor) August 22, 2016
Can I Hang Out with Travis at the Baseball Game?
Probably!! I will probably go to the baseball game on Wednesday. Well I’ll see you!