Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/28/14
Colorado Rockies (27-24) at Philadelphia Phillies (22-26)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Jordan Lyles (R) (5-1) (3.450) vs. Roberto Hernandez (R) (2-2) (4.001)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -105 / Colorado Rockies -105 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, CSN-PHI
The Colorado Rockies and Philadelphia Phillies will meet in a rubber game on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.
The Rockies are just trying to find their footing after losing four of their last six games. The Rockies pitching did well in Tuesday’s win, allowing just two runs on eight hits, but has allowed four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Rockies ERA of 4.19 is the 25th worst in the majors. Offensively, the Rockies have won three straight when scoring more than three runs and Michael Cuddyer has a seven-game hitting streak. Getting the nod is Jordan Lyles, who is 5-1 with a 3.45 ERA and has 41 strikeouts in 60 innings. Lyles is 1-0 with a 2.50 ERA in three career starts against the Phillies.
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The Phillies continue their downward spiral by losing five of their last seven games. The Phillies pitching rotation that has a season ERA of 4.07 has allowed five or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Phillies are 6-20 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Chase Utley has four hits in this series and Carlos Ruiz has three hits in this series. Getting the nod is Roberto Hernandez, who is 2-2 with a 3.83 ERA and has 38 strikeouts in 47 innings. Hernandez is 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA in two career starts against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 4-1 in Lyles' last 5 starts with 4 days of rest and 26-53 in their last 79 road games. The Phillies are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 7-15 in their last 22 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Rockies are 6-20 in the last 26 meetings in Philadelphia.
The Rockies are the best offensive team in the majors and have a pitcher in Lyles who continues to find ways to win. I'll take the Rockies in this spot over the up-and-down Phillies.