The Colorado Rockies open the second half on the road in Milwaukee at American Family Field. They went on a three-game skid and had losses in four of their previous five games entering the All-Star break.
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In an impossible situation in the NL West against the Dodgers, Padres, and Giants, the Rockies are 43-50 and 19 games behind for the lead. The Rockies have an advantage on the Diamondbacks, but they don’t hold the cards in the NL West.
It’s tough when you’re a team playing miles above sea level in the air at Coors Field. Attracting pitchers that want to play in Denver is always going to be a problem. They don’t have to worry about Coors Field in Milwaukee, but their offensive numbers drop considerably on the road.
They have a half-game lead on the Cardinals going into the second half. Milwaukee was able to put some space between them and St. Louis, but lost three in a row going into the break to drop to 50-43.
The Brew Crew lost eight of their previous 11 attempts before the break. That allowed the Cardinals to get closer and we have a ballgame in the NL Central.
Antonio Senzetala is on the docket for the Rockies at American Family Field on the road. The Brewers will turn to Cy Young starter Corbin Burnes to open the next phase of the regular season.
Head below for our free Rockies vs. Brewers prediction on July 22, 2022.
Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers Live Betting Odds:
|Colorado Rockies||+1.5 (-105)||+225||7.5 (+100)|
|Milwaukee Brewers||-1.5 (-115)||-280||7.5 (-120)|
|Team Data||Colorado Rockies||Milwaukee Brewers|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.231||.233|
|Runs Per 9||4.70||4.58|
|Team ERA Away/Home||4.90||3.63|
Rockies vs. Brewers Prediction:
Antonio Senzatela hasn’t been great at home, but he’s fine at Coors Field. Senzatela has an ERA of 4.02 at home this season. That’s fine for pitching in Denver.
Most pitchers would rather play elsewhere than Coors Field. Senzatela doesn’t like going outside of Colorado, though.
Senzatela needs to turn it up and pitch better on the road. In his most recent trip outside of the Coors Field, he allowed 8 hits and 4 earned runs at Target Field on June 25.
After getting touched up 4 hits and 3 earned runs to the Diamondbacks in 2 innings, he left the game early with shoulder inflammation. This is his first start since that one on July 1.
Senzatela looks like a solid victim for the Brewers at home. Despite slow form to wrap up the first half, they are fourth in the majors with 1.36 home runs per game.
This is where it gets difficult for the Rockies. They can score at home, but their offensive production drops significantly on the road. The Rockies have scored 4.7 runs per 9 overall, though just 2.99 runs on the road.
Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 7-3
- 11-26 overall in their previous 37 games on the road
- 7-15 overall in their previous 22 first game of a series
- 10-25 overall in their previous 35 games following a day off
- 0-5 overall in their previous five games versus the Brewers
- 2-7 overall in their previous nine games at Milwaukee
- Record (Last 10) 3-7
- 4-0 overall in their previous four first game of a series
- 6-2 overall in their previous eight games after a day off
- 5-2 overall in their previous seven games after scoring 5 or more runs
- 5-0 overall in their previous five games versus the Rockies
- 7-2 overall in their previous nine games at Milwaukee versus the Rockies
The Rockies have a tough assignment versus a Cy Young-winning hurler. Corbin Burnes is in the saddle for this start at home to open up the second half.
He caught fire to close out the first half, with an ERA of 0.89 and a 0.79 WHIP in his previous three starts. Burnes allowed just 8 hits and 2 earned runs through 21 innings.
Milwaukee tripped over the finish line of the first half, but should turn it up right away against the Rockies. They need to get going or the Cardinals are going to seize the opportunity. Look for Burnes to put the Brewers back in the winner’s circle, with a win by at least 2 runs at home.