The Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies meet again tonight in the third of a four-game series in Denver. The first two games were back-and-forth, both close games; in the first game, the Rockies won in extra innings, but in the second game, the Brewers pulled out a late victory when they scored two runs in the ninth inning en route to a 4-3 victory.

After a news-packed day that saw the Brewers acquire starter Aaron Civale from Tampa Bay and place Joey Ortiz and Enoli Paredes on the IL, they will turn to Colin Rea to try to tame the unforgivable mile-high altitude. Rea is coming off a solid start against the Cubs, picking up a win while allowing two runs on three hits and two walks in 5 13 innings and struck out a season-high eight batters.

Colorado will start right-hander Dakota Hudson, who Brewers fans will remember from his six seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. Hudson’s career got off to a strong start, as he had a 131 ERA+ through his first 241 innings and finished fifth in Rookie of the Year voting in 2019, but injuries cost him most of the 2021 season and he hasn’t been the same since. Hudson signed a one-year deal as a free agent this year and is coming off his worst season, leading the majors with 11 losses and going just 2-11 with a 5.84 ERA (5.28 FIP) in 16 starts. Hudson’s strikeouts, never a strong suit, have all but disappeared since the injury and he owns a strikeout-to-walk ratio of nearly 1:1 this season, as he has struck out 44 batters and walked 43.

With today’s news that Ortiz is on the injured list, expect to see a lot of Andruw Monasterio in the lineup at third base. He is there today, batting ninth. Garrett Mitchell is also making his second start of the year, batting fifth and playing center field, with Sal Frelick batting seventh and right field. Jackson Chourio will start tonight’s game on the bench.

The first broadcast is at 7:40 p.m. on Bally Sports Wisconsin and the Brewers Radio Network.