Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies Preview: Kyle Lohse vs. Tyler Matzek


Jun 16, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Matzek (46) throws in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies (34-40) have been playing some terrible baseball of late and that’s just an understatement. The team looks to put the past week behind them has they are on the verge of getting swept twice in-a-row. They dropped the first two games of the series to the Milwaukee Brewers due to some horrid pitching and defense.

Pitching Matchup:

MIL: Kyle Lohse (8-2, 3.09 ERA)
COL: Tyler Matzek (1-1, 3.75 ERA)

Tyler Matzek will get the call for the Colorado Rockies, looking to snap their five-game skid. This will be Matzek’s second start at home field where he dominated against the Atlanta Braves. He gave up just two runs on five hits through seven strong innings, striking out seven while not issuing a single walk. Matzek had a hiccup in his last outing, giving up three runs on 10 hits, lasting just five innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers; picking up his first Major League loss.

Kyle Lohse will get the ball for the Milwaukee Brewers, looking to capitalize on the chance to earn a three-game sweep. The 35-year-old has pitched exceptionally well for the Brew Crew this season, earning a record of 8-2 with an ERA sitting at 3.09. Kyle picked up the win in his most recent outing against the Arizona Diamondbacks, giving up three runs on four hits through six innings, managing to walk three and strike out three.

Game Notes:

First-pitch between the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies is scheduled for 4:10 PM ET, 2:10 PM MT.