Rockies go for first sweep of season vs. Brewers

Injuries lead to opportunities, and Connor Siebold is getting his Thursday afternoon.

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Siebold (0-0, 5.27 ERA) will face lefty Wade Miley (3-1, 1.86) and get his chance. of rocks to sweep their first series of the season

of rocksA 7–1 win on Wednesday night – their third win overall – assured they would clinch their second series win of the season and first at home. Siebold is starting with German Marquez out for the rest of the season with an elbow injury that will require Tommy John surgery

Siebold, acquired from Boston in the offseason, has worked exclusively out of the bullpen in two phases this year. He made six career starts with the Red Sox over the past two seasons, but never faced Milwaukee.

Colorado posted its first three-game winning streak with solid starting pitching and timely hitting, having been missing for the first month of the season. of rocks His patience with shortstop Ezequiel Tovar is also being watched.

Tovar was hitting .172 on April 22 but has started to generate some offense. He had a six-game hitting streak to raise his average to .219 and hit his first home run of the season in Tuesday night’s 3–2 victory.

The rookie is also putting up some impressive glove work, including a leaping line drive in the ninth inning on Tuesday.

Manager Bud Black said, “Offensively, there’s a little sneaky pop in there.” “And he’s only 21. That’s what we have to keep telling ourselves. He’s 21 and not 25 or 26. And he’s played a lot better the last few weeks — with the offense a complete game, defensively — compared to the first two weeks.”

Brewers Colorado hasn’t been resolved, but they have a pitcher starting Thursday who could salvage the finale. Milwaukee is 4-1 when Miley starts and he is coming off his third quality outing by allowing one earned run in six innings against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.

Miley credits it Brewers‘ counts on his fielders to make the defense and all the plays to help him get off to a good start

After making no judgments against the Angels, Miley said, “Yeah, you just go after people.” “You know your defense’s got your back. They make plays. So it’s, ‘Let’s beat them. Let’s attack.’ For a guy like me who’s trying to make contact 95 percent of the time, it’s great to know that I trust those people.”

near miley of rocks, In 17 games (16 starts), he is 9–3 with a 4.25 ERA. He has made seven appearances (six starts) at Coors Field, where he is 4–2 with a 5.79 ERA.

– Field Level Media