Series Preview: Brewers vs. Rockies

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Friday, September 30th 6:10pm: Brent Suter (2-1 2.16) vs. Chad Bettis (13-8 4.92 ERA)

Chad Bettis will open the series finale against the Brewers’ Brent Suter. Bettis has done well this year and while he may not be an ace, he is the perfect back of the rotation pitcher for the Rockies. He consistently goes out and give the Rockies at least six innings and a chance to win. This is a series where the rookie catcher and outfielders should be getting lots of starts, and the bullpen needs to show some sort of consistency in the final three games. This series doesn’t mean anything for either team, but the players can take some pride in boosting their season stats with the final series of the year.

Saturday, October 1st 6:10pm: Wily Peralta (7-11 5.10 ERA) vs. Tyler Anderson (5-6 3.54 ERA)

With a solid start on Saturday, Tyler Anderson could go down to have the best rookie season for a Rockies pitcher ever. There have been other good seasons, Jhoulys Chacin and Jason Jennings to name a couple, but Anderson seems like he may be the real deal for more than one season and despite some injury history in the minors, he has been healthy and great this year for the Rockies. Anderson will fill in perfectly for the most likely departing Jorge De La Rosa as the lefty of the rotation and he will also seem himself towards the top of this rotation. Anderson is just one of many young starters that give the Rockies a lot of hype and hope going into the 2017 season.

Sunday, October 2nd 1:10pm: TBD vs. German Marquez (1-1 6.14 ERA)

German Marquez will cap the season for the Rockies and he will hope to rebound from his rough start last time out. Marquez is very likely going to be a piece of this Rockies rotation next year so it would be good to see him end the season on a high note. This series also means the Rockies will finish above .500 at home no matter what happens, which is an improvement over last years season, but still not where they should be. The Rockies need to dominate at home to compete and next year that will be a big focus for them, winning more games at home. Obviously the pitching is a concern at home, but the bullpen needs to be the primary focus as they have just been terrible. Jon Gray and Tyler Anderson have both shown a great ability to pitch at Coors, but that is only part of what is necessary for the Rockies to win games at 20th and Blake.

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