Colorado Rockies (65-77) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (71-70)
September 12, 2021 1:05 pm EDT
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -263 / Colorado Rockies +185; Over/Under: 8.5
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The Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies meet in an MLB action from Citizens’ Bank Park on Sunday.
The Colorado Rockies will look to rebound from a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Phillies on Saturday. Trevor Story’s solo home run was the lone RBI that the Rockies would end up plating in the losing effort while Ryan McMahon had a pair of doubles. Kyle Freeland, Yonathan Daza, C.J. Cron and Charlie Blackmon each had base hits as well to finish off Colorado’s offense as a team in the losing effort. Freeland ended up with the loss, falling to 5-8 on the year after allowing four runs on five hits while striking out three over six innings of work. Ryan Feltner will start here and is 0-1 with a 20.25 ERA and 0 strikeouts this season.
The Philadelphia Phillies will try to build off of their win over the Rockies from Saturday. Odubel Herrera led the way with a pair of hits including a double and two RBIs while Jean Segura, had two hits with a solo home run and Bryce Harper and Brad Miller each had a solo shot as well. Didi Gregorius had an RBI as well to round out the scoring for the Phillies in the win while Andrew MCCutchen went 2 for 3 with a double. Zack Wheeler got the win to improve to 13-9 on the year after allowing one run on four hits while striking out 8 over 6.2 innings of work. Aaron Nola will start here and is 7-8 with a 4.57 ERA and 192 strikeouts this season.
Colorado is 20-51 in their last 71 road games and 11-41 in their last 52 road games against a right-handed starter while the under is 12-4 in their last 16 Sunday games. Philadelphia is 8-1 in their last 9 Sunday games and 20-6 in their last 26 game four matchups while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games as a home favorite.
This is a bit of an interesting matchup and of course, more often than not, Aaron Nola will be a heavy favorite. However, I’m still not of the belief that Nola is pitching like an ace with this type of price tag associated with his line of work. Colorado also has their issues on the road and Ryan Feltner has been beat up in a small sample size, but both teams can put runs on the board in bunches, which has me leaning towards the over here.