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W:J.Nicasio(1-0) L:W.Peralta(0-1)
HR: COL- M.Cuddyer (1), D.Fowler (2), W.Rosario (1) MIL- R.Weeks (1)
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National League Preview from The Sports Network



Wednesday, April 3rd (All times Eastern)

Colorado Rockies (1-1) at Milwaukee Brewers (1-1), 8:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Colorado - Juan Nicasio (0-0, 0.00) Milwaukee - Wily Peralta (0-0, 0.00)

(Sports Network) - Injuries have prevented Colorado starter Juan Nicasio from firmly establishing himself in the Rockies' rotation.

The right-hander begins what he hopes will be a healthy 2013 season on Wednesday night when the Rockies shoot for a series victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in the finale of a three-game series.

Nicasio has posted a 6-7 record over 24 career starts that have spanned the past two seasons. He was a decent 4-4 with a 4.14 earned run average through 13 starts as a rookie in 2011, but did not pitch for the rest of the season after taking a line drive off his head in a game versus Washington on Aug. 5.

He went 2-3 with a 5.28 ERA in 11 starts last season, but was 0-3 over his final six outings and did not make a major league start after exiting a June 2 outing early due to a strained left knee. The 26-year-old is winless since April 30.

Nicasio will face the Brewers for the second time in his career, having beat them on July 15, 2011 with seven scoreless innings. He scattered four hits and did not walk a batter while striking out four.

Taking the hill for the Brewers in this rubber match will be highly-regarded prospect Wily Peralta.

The 23-year-old righty made his major league debut with an inning of relief at home versus these same Rockies on April 22 of last year and gave up a run on three hits. He then returned to the minors and ended up just 7-11 with a 4.66 ERA in 28 Triple-A starts before making five major league starts in September. He was 2-1 in that span with a 2.25 ERA.

Milwaukee has high hopes for Peralta, but he did post a 5.40 ERA in Spring Training this season, a less-than-encouraging sign after his minor league struggles a season ago.

Peralta will try to keep Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez in the ballpark on Wednesday evening, something Milwaukee has been unable to do so far in this series. The duo both homered for a second straight game on Tuesday in an 8-4 win, giving Walt Weiss his first victory as manager of the Rockies.

Tulowitzki and Gonzalez had two RBI apiece for Colorado, which racked up 14 hits. Gonzalez also scored twice.

Jorge De La Rosa, who made just three starts late last season after undergoing Tommy John Surgery in 2011, surrendered four runs on five hits and three walks over 4 1/3 innings, while Edgmer Escalona picked up the win in relief and Rafael Betancourt logged the save.

"I felt good, I was surprised they took me out because I only had 70-some pitches," De La Rosa said. "It's special to come back here because this is where I started."

Ryan Braun cracked a two-run homer for the Brewers, who won the opener of this set 5-4 in 10 innings after John Axford blew a two-run lead in the ninth. Milwaukee recorded an MLB-high 29 blown saves a year ago.

Milwaukee were just 1-5 last season against the Rockies.

04/03 10:36:07 ET

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CHI 83
 
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DAY 64
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ETST 55
 
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FIU 56
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FATL 61
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KNST 67
 
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LIP 62
 
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MD 56
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Terriers 73
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NKENTUCKY 75
 
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SHU 64
 
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USCU 78
 
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WCU 85
 
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DET 93
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APP 46
 
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EILL 51
 
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HC 54
 
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UCONN 58
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NDST 61
DEN 54
 
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SD 55
MAST 66
 
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UWMIL 71
ILLCH 65
 
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JVST 82
 
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MARS 69
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TXSA 69
MTST 58
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RIDE 58
 
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SIUE 75
 
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TENT 56
 
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NDAK 60
WEBER 67
 
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SALA 89
LALAF 85
 
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ARKST 65
ARKLR 75
 
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TROY 55
LAMON 58
 
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TXARL 74
UGST 88
 
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MURST 85
EKENT 78
 
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NCOL 79
IDST 76
 
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KENT 69
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GONZ 64
PORT 46
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UAB 69
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CHIST 62
 
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USC 94
COL 95
 
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UCI 67
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CSNO 73
HAW 84
 
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PAC 43
PEPP 50
 
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SDU 69
SCU 64
 
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UCD 70
UCSB 64
 
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UCLA 69
UTAH 59
 
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PORST 54
MONT 73
 
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SACST 75
MNTST 59
 
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LBSU 68
 
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GAELS 68
LMU 54
 
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WASU 42
CAL 46
 
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BYU 48
USF 45
 
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BOS 5
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PHI 5
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ARI 3
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FLA 3
CLB 2
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TAM 5
DET 1
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STL 5
NAS 4
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CAL 0
MIN 1
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BUF 2
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