We're back in action at Miller Park, with Chris Capuano starting his second consecutive game, this time against the Rockies and Jeff Francis. Francis is one of the many pitchers who I eagerly drafted in my fantasy leagues about two years too early: I got excited about the potential back when it was just potential. Now he's 8-5 with a 3.87 ERA, and even better on the road. Away from Coors, his ERA is 3.12, though his peripherals are shaky: 35 K's and 19 BB's in 52 innings.
Speaking of those back-to-back starts, I'm sure Cappy is a smart guy, with the Duke Econ degree and all, but sometimes...well, his sound bites must not get across how bright he is. On those starts:
The Rockies haven't made much noise this year, but they are a decent team; it's just hard to get much attention in the West this year. Rluzinski gives us his series probabilities, which include a 21.6% chance of sweeping and a 64.8% shot at winning 2 or 3 games. Either one is fine with me.