Brewers likely turning to Wade Miley to start Game 3, Rockies go with German Marquez
MILWAUKEE (AP) — German Marquez will start Game 3 for the Colorado Rockies in the NL Division Series against the Brewers.
Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said he will likely turn to Wade Miley in the third game on Sunday unless the left-hander is needed out of the bullpen in Game 2.
The Brewers won the opener 3-2 in 10 innings.
Marquez going in Game 3 likely means that Kyle Freeland will start Game 4 if necessary on Monday at Coors Field.
The 23-year-old Marquez was 14-11 with a 3.77 ERA this season. He last pitched on Monday, allowing four runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings in a loss in the NL West tiebreaker game to the Dodgers.
Manager Bud Black said he went with Marquez over Freeland in part because that was how the starters lined up in the regular season. Freeland (17-7, 2.85) would also get an extra day of rest after starting the NL wild card game on Tuesday on three days of rest.
Miley signed as a free agent with the Brewers in the offseason. He was one of the team's most consistent pitchers, going 5-2 with a 2.57 ERA in 16 starts.
He was 3-0 with a 3.52 ERA in five September starts, though he has not pitched passed the fifth inning in his last four appearances.