This series with the Milwaukee Brewers has not been kind to the Colorado Rockies. On Friday night, the Rockies blew the game on three separate occasions, the last one being a walkoff home run given up by Felipe Paulino, who was designated for assignment on Saturday night. Earlier on Saturday, the Brewers' Shaun Marcum held the Rockies to one run in eight innings, though closer John Axford almost blew the game.
Things do not bode well for the Rockies, but Ubaldo Jimenez is on the mound and he may be turning his season around. After being ineffective for most of his previous starts, Jimenez went seven innings and allowed three runs in a no-decision on May 17. More importantly, he struck out seven and walked only one. He had 21 free passes in his five starts before that. In two career starts at Miller Park, Jimenez has a 0.69 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 13 innings.
The Brewers counter Randy Wolf, who is winless since April 24. At that point Wolf had won three straight decisions and had racked up 19 strikeouts. In the four starts since then, Wolf and the Brewers have lost each game. On May 11 he allowed five runs in 3.1 innings, but came back better in his May 17 start. He allowed two runs in 5.1 innings, but took the loss because his team didn't score in the 3-0 loss to the Dodgers.
First pitch is scheduled for 12:10 p.m. MT. ROOT Sports will have the broadcast after MLB rules prevented game from airing on Saturday evening.