Philadelphia Phillies (18-24) at Colorado Rockies (14-23)
|Date & Time||Thursday May 21, 2015, 3:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Colorado Rockies -149 / Philadelphia Phillies +139 --- Over/Under: 10
The Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies face off on Thursday at Coors Field as they close out their MLB series.
The Colorado Rockies subpar play continued on Wednesday as they fell to the Phillies. Wilin Rosario had two hits and Carlos Gonzalez and Charlie Blackmon each had hits as the Rockies scored two runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Eddie Butler has allowed six hits and four runs, two earned, while striking out two over 3.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 2-5 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Rockies start Jorge De La Rosa who has allowed 25 hits and 17 earned runs while striking out 26 over 23.1 innings for a 1-2 record and a 6.56 ERA.
The Philadelphia Phillies got out to an early lead on Wednesday and made it hold up as they beat the Rockies. Ryan Howard had three hits including a home run and Chase Utley and Jeff Francoeur each had two hits as the Phillies scored four runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Severino Gonzalez allowed five hits and a run over 5.0 innings to get the win to go to 2-1 for the season and Jonathan Papelbon earned his 11th save. For Thursday’s game the Phillies start Jerome Williams who has allowed 57 hits and 24 earned runs while striking out 28 over 43 innings for a 3-3 record and a 5.02 ERA.
Colorado is 7-21 in their last 28 games, 1-5 against the NL East, and 50-16 in De La Rosa’s last 66 starts as a favorite. Philadelphia is 7-1 in their last eight games, 5-1 against the NL West, and 1-4 in Williams’ last five starts as a road underdog. The Phillies are 38-14 in their last 52 games against the Rockies.
I don’t love this game but I do like the way De La Rosa pitched last time out and I see the Rockies getting the win here.