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Betting odds: Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers
- Rockies moneyline:+145 (Antonio Senzatela)
- Brewers moneyline: -160 (Brandon Woodruff)
- Over/Under: 8.5 (-108/-112)
- First pitch: 5:07 p.m. ET
- Channel: FS1
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Once again Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell played coy and didn’t reveal his Game 1 “opener” until Thursday morning. Come on, Craig, don’t you know we (and the oddsmakers) have a job to do?
While the Brewers will piece things together with a bullpen game, the Rockies basically had no choice but to throw right-hander Antonio Senzatela.
We have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the 23-year-old by looking at his numbers. Senzatela’s 4.38 ERA is almost perfectly inline with his 4.43 xFIP, so his results have been a good indication of how well he’s pitched.
We also know that it is very unlikely that Senzatela will blow the Brewers away. Over 90.1 innings the Venezuelan has a 6.87 K/9 and in 225 career innings that number drops slightly to 6.84.
While we have a good feel for Senzatela, the bullpen game is a bit of an unknown. We saw in the A’s-Yankees game that it can backfire.