DENVER -- With two of their most productive offensive players missing from the lineup for at least part of the weekend series against the Brewers, the Rockies will be counting on some successful history against Milwaukee in the three-game set.
The Rockies are 29-13 against the Brewers at Coors Field, their best home record against any opponent.
"I'm really excited about this series and hopefully I'll get to play, because I remember I did great last time and hopefully I'll get to do the same thing," said center fielder Carlos Gonzalez, who is nursing a sore left knee but could play Saturday. "It's good to know there's a team coming that you hit really well against."
Colorado has swept six home series against Milwaukee and is 1-2 against the Brewers this year, as the teams met in their first series of the season.
In that three-game series, Gonzalez went 8-for-15 with four runs and two RBIs. First baseman Todd Helton went 5-for-10 and is a .317 career hitter against the Brewers. Ryan Spilborghs, starting in center field Friday, is a career .367 hitter against Milwaukee.
"This is going to have to be a collective effort," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "But it's not something we're unfamiliar with. Collective effort, in my opinion, is what has made us good for a period of time and it's going to have to continue."