The Colorado Rockies Fighting Closer To A .500 Win Percentage When Taking On Brewers
The Colorado Rockies will be fighting to close the gap to a .500 win percentage tonight when they take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Starting for the Brewers will be Tom Gorzelanny who will be facing Colorado’s journeyman Collin McHugh who was acquired in a trade with the Mets late Tuesday night in exchange for outfielder Eric Young Jr.
Collin McHugh has fared well in the minors but has had a difficult time with his transition to the majors with an 0-5 record with 8.26 ERA over his short MLB career. This season McHugh has failed to pitch more than 4 innings in a game this year and has been shelled during his appearances giving up 8 earned runs in 7 innings this season.
Yesterday the Rockies were moving the bat winning 8-3 over the Brewers with 9 team hits. Pitcher Tyler Chatwood got two hits in his two plate appearances and scored two RBI’s. First baseman Todd Helton is still around (rookie in 95′) and he had two hits and an RBI yesterday.
Starting for the Milwaukee Brewers will be left handed pitcher Tom Gorzelanny who is 1-4 on the season with a 2.47 ERA. In his last outing Gorzelanny lost after allowing 5 runs on 5 hits walking three and striking out six over 5 2/3 innings. He has lacked run support most of the year as he is a very capable hurling that can toss strikeouts.
Yesterday the Brewers were getting hits (8) against Colorado but just was not cashing in runners with just three runs scored. First baseman Norichika Aoki ended with two hits an RBI and a run scored. Second baseman Ricky Weeks also had two hits including a double and scored a run. Center fielder Carlos Gomez scored a run after being brought home after his only hit of the game.
Hard for me to take the Milwaukee Brewers on the road but it is even harder to take Colorado’s starter Collin McHugh as he has still not shown he can cut it in the majors. Milwaukee’s Tom Gorzelanny may not have a hand full of wins but he is a capable pitcher and I would be inclined to take him and the Brewers in this match-up against the journeyman McHugh and the Rockies.
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