Senzatela and Woodruff To Clash In NLDS Opener

brandon woodruff milwaukee brewersThe N.L.D.S starts today as the Rockies travel to Milwaukee to face the Brewers in a short five-game series.

The Brewers earned the number one seed in the National League, so they will get home-field advantage all the way to the National League Championship Series if they do advance past the Rockies.

After beating the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Monday to decide the division winner the Brewers got to rest until today’s matchup with the Rockies.

The Rockies, on the other hand, are coming off a brutal schedule as they are playing their third game, in three different cities, in three different time zones, in three days.

In game 1 the Rockies are sending Antonio Senzatela to the mound to face Brandon Woodruff.

Woodruff will start for the Brewers today, but he’s operated solely as a reliever since September, so it’s unlikely he will go too deep into the game. Woodruff has been brilliant in small doses out of the bullpen since September 2.

Senzatela, who’s making his postseason, started the season in the bullpen before moving into the rotation at the start of July. He had a 3.95 ERA as a starter while striking 55 batters in 73 innings and walking 24.

For game 2 it will be Milwaukee’s Jhoulys Chacin starting against the Rockies Tyler Anderson. Chacin will be in line for a shorter stint than usual, which is to be expected as he’s coming off three days of rest. Anderson will follow Senzatela in the rotation, lining up Kyle Freeland and German Marquez to pitch the next two games fully rested.

The Brewers have yet to decide who to send to the mound after the first two games.

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