Welcome to my first edition of Know Your Foe. Short and simple for today, but as the season goes on I'll have much more when previewing series. I hope to make the Q&A with an opposing blog a regular feature of KYF.
Milwaukee Brewers (80-82, 3rd NL Central)
Rockies' 2009 record against Brewers: 6-0. The Brewers went down in defeat thrice at Miller Park as the Rockies continued their way to an eventual 11-game win streak in early to mid-June. Jason Hammel, Jorge De La Rosa, and Aaron Cook picked up the wins. Hammel and Cook picked up two of the three victories at Coors Field at the end of September. Matt Belisle recorded the other win in the 11th inning after having watched Huston Street blow a 5-2 lead in the ninth inning.
Monday-Wednesday: 3-game series @ Miller Park
Monday, 5 April 2010, 12:10 MDT: Ubaldo Jimenez (15-12, 5.7 WAR in 2009) vs. Yovani Gallardo (13-12, 2.7 WAR)
Tuesday, 6 April 2010, 6:10 MDT: Greg Smith (7-16, 1.5 WAR with 2008 A's) vs. Randy Wolf (11-7, 3.0 WAR with 2009 Dodgers)
Wednesday, 7 April 2010, 11:10 MDT: Aaron Cook (11-6, 1.9 WAR in 2009) vs. Doug Davis (9-14, 1.7 WAR with 2009 D'Backs)
- Rickie Weeks, 2B
- Carlos Gomez, CF
- Ryan Braun, LF
- Prince Fielder, 1B
- Jim Edmonds, RF
- Casey McGehee, 3B
- Gregg Zaun, C
- Alcides Escobar, SS
Closer: Trevor Hoffman
Join me after the jump for a few questions with Rubie Q from Brew Crew Ball.
1. Is this the season Rickie Weeks breaks out? Is he the key to a successful season?