Yovani Gallardo (1-1, 4.58) takes the mound for the Brewers today, hoping to help give his team a series victory. This is already Gallardo's fourth start of the season and he has pitched extremely well since his first start when he allowed six runs to the Cardinals in less than four innings. He has gone seven innings in each of his last two starts while giving up just three total runs and, perhaps most importantly for Gallardo, walking just three total hitters.
Gallardo has faced six Rockies hitters at least ten times.
For the Rockies, Jeremy Guthrie (1-1, 7.79) takes the mound. This is Guthrie's first season with the Rockies after a trade with the Orioles. The 33-year-old had been with Baltimore the previous five seasons. Guthrie has been a workhouse, making at least 30 starts the past four seasons and going at least 200 innings the past three years. Guthrie's FIP has stayed right around the 4.50 mark his whole career, though his ERA has fluctuated. He has had a couple seasons where his ERA was in the mid to high 3.00s and he has had seasons where it was in the mid 4.00s and 5.00s. He's never struck out many hitters, nor does he walk many. Guthrie has had some issues giving up the home run, however.
Guthrie throws six pitches: A 92 MPH four seamer (29%), a 93 MPH sinker (22%), an 83 MPH slider (17%), a 93 MPH cutter (12%), an 84 MPH change up (11%), and a 74 MPH curve ball (10%).
As you might guess, Guthrie has not faced a Brewers hitter at least ten times. However, in nine plate appearances, Alex Gonzalez has a 1.222 OPS against him.