Aaron Harang (4-4, 1.93 ERA) is on the hill for the Philadelphia Phillies (19-31) as they square off against Eddie Butler and the Colorado Rockies (20-26) in the second of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies lost the last game 4-1, continuing a five-game losing streak. Action begins at 3:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 30 and can be seen on ROOT-RM and CSN-PHI.
Harang is 6-6 with a 4.20 ERA in his appearances against the Rockies, and goes up against a good Colorado offense which is batting .266 this season. Butler is starting in place of the injured Jorge de la Rosa. He is up against a below-average Philadelphia offense which is hitting just .237 this season.
Philadelphia is a -119 favorite against Colorado and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Phillies have an overall money line of -710 and a record as the favorite of 2-2. Philadelphia is unbeaten as the favorite and has a 3-7 SU record in its last ten outings. Philadelphia's batters do not strike out very often, with only 7.1 per game.
In games where it is the underdog, Colorado has a 14-17 record and an overall money line of -478. Offensively, the Rockies have really picked up the pace in the last 10 games. They have exceeded their season average of 4.3 runs per game by averaging 5.9 during that stretch. The Rockies are tough outs for opponents, ranking fourth in the NL with 9.2 hits per game.
The Rockies lead the season series, 3-2. The Phillies have a 4-5 record against left-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when De La Rosa takes the mound. Harang (RHP) will be on the hill against the Rockies, who have a 17-19 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL, O/U - Over
For the sixth time this season, the Rockies registered at least two errors in a game.
When the Phillies play into extra innings, they have a 1-2 record. The Rockies are 1-3 when their games exceed nine innings.
The Rockies are coming into this game after allowing zero walks during their last outing. The Phillies have a 0-5 record when opponents give up that many walks.
When they are outhit, the Phillies are 4-23. The Rockies have a 3-17 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 30th in home runs, Philadelphia has hit 26 this season. Colorado ranks 10th with 49 home runs.
Ranking 12th, Philadelphia is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 8.04 per game. Colorado ranks in the top five at fourth with 9.16.
Ranking 30th, Philadelphia is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.635). Colorado ranks in the top 10 at eighth with an OPS of .739.
When the Rockies allow at least one home run, they are 7-16. When the Phillies allow one or more homers, they have a 6-22 record.