Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/26/14
Colorado Rockies (27-22) at Philadelphia Phillies (21-25)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 26, 2014 at 5:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Jhoulys Chacin (R) (0-3) (4.764) vs. Kyle Kendrick (R) (0-5) (4.527)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -105 / Colorado Rockies -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, CSN-PHI
The Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies will meet Monday for a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park. The Rockies took two of three when these teams met earlier in the year.
The Rockies have lost seven of their last 11 games but remain four games above a .500 record. While the Rockies have the best offense in all of baseball, they’ve scored three or less runs in five straight games, including being shutout in Sunday’s loss. Troy Tulowtizki has three homeruns in his last eight games and Carlos Gonzalez has four multi-hit games in his last seven games. Getting the nod Monday is Jhoulys Chacin, who is 0-3 with a 4.76 ERA and has 11 strikeouts in 22.2 innings. Chacin is 2-0 with a 1.45 ERA in six career games against the Phillies.
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The Phillies have lost eight of their last 12 games and are five games below a .500 record. A lack of offense continues to be the Phillies issue, as they’ve been held to three or less runs in six of their last seven losses. Ryan Howard is hitless in seven of his last 10 games, but Jimmy Rollins has homered twice in his last seven games. The Phillies have the 23rd worst ERA in baseball. Getting the ball is Kyle Kendrick, who is 0-5 with a 4.53 ERA and has 35 strikeouts in 55.2 innings. Kendrick is 3-3 with a 5.43 ERA in 12 career games against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 6-2 in Chacin's last 8 starts during game 1 of a series and 8-21 in Chacin's last 29 road starts. The Phillies are 3-7 in Kendrick's last 10 starts and 3-11 in Kendrick's last 14 starts as an underdog. The Phillies are 7-2 in Kendrick's last 9 starts vs. Rockies.
While both teams have been down in the dumps over the last week or so, it goes without saying that the Rockies are the better team. Getting them at this price seems like a good bet with the way the Phillies are doing everything in their power not to give Kendrick a win.