Jun 14, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Christian Bergman (36) pitches the ball against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies Preview: Marco Estrada vs. Christian Bergman


The Colorado Rockies (34-38) are in need of a little home cooking this weekend after dropping three-straight to the Los Angeles Dodgers; as well as getting no-hit by Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. This weekend, they will take on the NL Central leading Milwaukee Brewers.

Pitching Matchup:

MIL: Marco Estrada (5-4, 4.82 ERA)
COL: Christian Bergman (0-1, 3.75 ERA)

Christian Bergman will be making his third career Major League start Friday night as he looks to continue his success. Despite being 0-1 on the season, Bergman has done a good job of keeping the Rockies in the game. In his most recent start against the San Francisco Giants, Christian picked up the no-decision while giving up three runs on eight hits through six innings. The week prior, he made his MLB debut giving up two earned on six hits through six innings.

Marco Estrada will take the ball for the Milwaukee Brewers, looking to capture his sixth win of the season. Coming into this start, Estrada has lost two consecutive games, giving up 11 earned runs on 12 hits through 11.0 innings. The Cincinnati Reds roughed up the right-hander in his last start on June 15th, giving up five earned on eight hits; including three home runs. Estrada would last just five innings as he reached 101 pitches on the night.

Rockies Lineup:

1: Charlie Blackmon – CF
2: Corey Dickerson – LF
3: Troy Tulowitzki – SS
4: Justin Morneau – 1B
5: Wilin Rosario – C
6: Brandon Barnes – RF
7: Josh Rutledge – 3B
8: DJ LeMahieu – 2B
9: Christian Bergman – P

Game Notes:

  • Rockies look to snap a three-game skid.
  • Justin Morneau is 3-for-4 lifetime vs. Marco Estrada with a 2B and an RBI.
  • Ryan Braun is 1-for-17 in his last five games at Coors Field.

First-pitch between the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies is scheduled to begin at 8:40 PM ET, 6:40 PM MT

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