Philadelphia Phillies (9-9) at Colorado Rockies (6-12)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 23, 2021 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Vince Velasquez (0-0) (9.00) vs. German Marquez (1-1) (3.57)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -120 / Philadelphia Phillies +110 --- Over/Under: 10.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia Phillies and the Colorado Rockies meet in MLB action from Coors Field on Friday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies will be looking to build on a 6-5 win over the San Francisco Giants in their last matchup. Bryce Harper leads the Phillies with a .357 batting average, .493 OBP and 20 hits while Jean Segura has 20 hits of his own with 4 doubles. Bryce Harper has 4 home runs while Alec Bohm and Didi Gregorius each have a team-high 10 RBIs. Rhys Hoskins also has a team-high 7 doubles this season. Vince Velasquez is expected to get the start here and is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA and 9 strikeouts this season. In his career, Velasquez is 2-1 with a 4.91 ERA and 39 strikeouts against Colorado.
The Colorado Rockies will try to build on back-to-back wins over Houston after a 6-3 win over Houston last time out. Ryan McMahon leads the Rockies with a .275 batting average, 6 home runs, 10 RBIs and 19 hits with 4 doubles while Garrett Hampson, C.J. Cron and Charlie Blackmon all have 4 doubles well. Trevor Story has a team-high 5 doubles as well for Colorado this season. German Marquez is expected to start here and is 1-1 with a 3.57 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. In his career, Philadelphia is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 30 strikeouts against Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is 0-5 in their last 5 games following a win and 1-4 in their last 5 games against the NL West while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 games as an underdog. Colorado is 20-41 in their last 61 game overall and 5-12 in their last 17 games following a win while the under is 5-1-1 in their last 7 home games. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
I think you could make a case for either side here, but realistically, Vince Velasquez and German Marquez aren’t two pitchers I trust to begin with and now we have to suffer through them making a start at Coors Field in the thin air? No thanks. I could easily see both of these starters chased by the 3rd or 4th inning at the latest, so give me the over in this spot.