Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies - 5/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (19-26) at Philadelphia Phillies (19-30)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 29, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
C Bettis (1-0) (4.19) vs. C Hamels (5-3) (2.99)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -161 / Colorado Rockies +151 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The Philadelphia Phillies open a weekend set with the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park.
The Colorado Rockies are sitting in the basement of the National League West which is a tough place to be with the Dodgers and Giants in the same division. The Rockies have shown signs of heating up after a 5-4 victory at Cincinnati gave the team wins in four of five. Starter Kyle Kendrick allowed all four runs on five hits and a BB with a pair of long balls served up over 7.1 frames. The offense still made that hold up on their ten hit, three walk attack that saw Nolan Arenado go deep and drive in three with Charlie Blackmon smacking a two run bomb. Chad Bettis opens the series on the mound at Citizens Bank Park on Friday night. Bettis had his best outing in an 11-2 rout of San Francisco where he gave up both runs on six hits over 8.1 frames.
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After a surprising hot streak two weeks ago the Philadelphia Phillies have come back to earth rather hard. The Phillies have dropped seven in a row following a 7-0 at the Mets Wednesday where neither the pitching or hitting did anything. Starter Sean O’Sullivan was charged with all seven runs on eleven hits including four homeruns to fall to 1-4. The offense recorded eight hits and walked once with Ben Revere and Grady Sizemore posting two hits apiece. A red hot Cole Hamels shoots for his 4th consecutive victory when the Rockies come to town on Friday. Hamels beat Colorado ten days ago 4-3 with a single run scored on six hits in 7.1 innings.
The Rockies are 2-7 in their last 9 games following a win and are 17-52 in their last 69 road games while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The under is 7-3-1 in Hamels last 11 home starts. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and Philadelphia are 6-2 in Hamels' last 8 starts vs. Colorado. The Phillies might need Hamels to win this himself and it’s very possible. I’m backing him but my team is awful and I won’t pay the juice…