Lo Duca: Weird Start Time Will Play a Role in Braves-Dodgers

Oct 04, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

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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

>> Odds as of 12 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time MLB odds and track your bets

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.


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