The Milwaukee Brewers play the second game of their final series of the season Friday on the road against the Colorado Rockies. Milwaukee defeated the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday 5-3 to sweep the Reds in the three-game series and move to within one game of first place St. Louis in the National League Central with three to play. Milwaukee has won seven straight.
Colorado lost to the San Francisco Giants Thursday 8-3. Colorado’s Kyle Freeland allowed one run on three hits over three innings for his last start of the season and his second game back from the Rockies injured list. The Rockies have lost six of their last eight following a winning streak of four straight.
With Christian Yelich out injured, the leading hitter for Milwaukee is Ryan Braun with a .285 batting average. Mike Moustakas leads in home runs with 35 and RBIs with 87. Milwaukee is averaging .247 at the plate. On Saturday, the Brewers will send Brandon Woodruff to the mound. The right-hander this season is 11-3 with an ERA of 3.62, 143 Ks and 30 BBs.
Charlie Blackmon leads Colorado in batting average at .316. Nolan Arenado is leading the Rockies in home runs with 41, in RBIs with 118 and hits will 184. Colorado has a batting average of .266. On Saturday, the Rockies will send Chi Chi Gonzalez to the mound. The right-hander is 2-6 with an ERA of 5.68, 40 Ks and 31 BBs.