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Game Thread #1: Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers; 4/3/17

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Welcome to Opening Day and #JuniorGuerraDay!

Opening Day Starter Junior Guerra
Opening Day Starter Junior Guerra
Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back, baseball fans! The Brewers will send Junior Guerra to the hill for his first opening day start in his young career (well, young major league career - and Juni G isn’t all that young, but...) to face the Rockies’ young ace Jon Gray.

Road Rockies and Home Rockies are like two different teams. Last year on the road, the Rockies OPS’d .700 vs .885 in Denver. Their home ERA was 5.40, road 4.92, but their xFIP was actually better at home (4.03 to 4.23). This all translated into a 9 games better record in Denver, which is kinda average for MLB teams (except for the Cardinals last season, who were 10 better on the road).

LINEUPS:

Colorado Rockies

  1. Charlie Blackmon, cf
  2. DJ LeMahieu, 2b
  3. Carlos Gonzalez, rf
  4. Nolan Arenado, 3b
  5. Trevor Story, ss
  6. Gerardo Parra, lf
  7. Mark Reynolds, 1b
  8. Tony Wolters, c
  9. Jon Gray, p

Milwaukee Brewers

  1. Jonathan Villar, 2b
  2. Eric Thames, 1b
  3. Ryan Braun, lf
  4. Travis Shaw, 3b
  5. Domingo Santana, rf
  6. Keon Broxton, cf
  7. Jett Bandy, c
  8. Orlando Arcia, ss
  9. Junior Guerra, p

Statistical information courtesy of Fangraphs and mlb.com

Poll

Are you worried about Junior Guerra's status after his last two Spring Training starts?

This poll is closed

  • 62%
    Naw - it's just Spring Training
    (59 votes)
  • 37%
    Yes - those were pretty awful
    (36 votes)
95 votes total Vote Now