The Milwaukee Brewers, in the second season of their current rebuild, open the 2017 campaign against the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park (1:10 p.m.) today.
By the numbers, the Brewers are 25-22-1 all time on opening day, including a 10-8 home mark (4-4 Miller Park). They’re opening at home for the sixth straight season and for the fourth time against the Rockies. All three previous opening matchups against the Rockies have also come at Miller Park and the Brewers are 1-2 in those matchups.
The Brewers went 5-1 against Colorado last season, including a 3-0 record at Miller Park.
Ryan Braun will become the fourth player in franchise history to start at least 10 openers. Robin Yount started 19, Paul Molitor 12 and Jim Gantner 11.
Junior Guerra gets the opening day nod for the Brewers. He went 9-3 with a 2.81 ERA last season. The Rockies counter with Jon Gray, who finished 10-10 with a 4.61 ERA last season. [Read more…]