Jorge De La Rosa (1-2, 6.56 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (14-23) go up against Jerome Williams (3-3, 5.02 ERA) and the Philadelphia Phillies (18-24) in the last of a four-game series at Coors Field. The Phillies won the last game 4-2 and Philadelphia leads the series 2-1. The game starts at 3:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, May. 21 and will air on CSN-PHI and MLB Network.
De La Rosa is 2-4 with a 5.67 ERA, 28 strikeouts and 15 walks against the Phillies in his career. DJ LeMahieu (.322, 10 Rs, 1 HR, 17 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday. In his pitching opportunities against the Rockies, Williams is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA. He meets a strong Colorado offense that's batting .260. Ryan Howard (.257, 13 Rs, 8 HRs, 20 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well, going 3 for 5 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and one RBI.
Colorado, a -149 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Philadelphia. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is 10 runs. The Rockies perform poorly as a favorite with a 4-8 record and have an overall money line of -770. The Rockies rank fifth in the NL in hits with 8.9 per game.
On the other side, the Phillies have a record of 16-22 when they are the underdog and are -237 overall with the money line. During the last 10 games, they averaged 4.2 runs per game, above their 3.2 season average. The Phillies average just 6.8 strikeouts per game, one of the lowest marks in the NL.
The Phillies are 2-1 against the Rockies this season. The Rockies will take on a right-hander (Williams) in this game and have a 12-16 record against right-handed starting pitchers this season. The left-handed De La Rosa will take the mound against the Phillies, who have a 4-3 record against lefty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL, O/U - Under
For the fourth time this season, the Rockies registered at least two errors in a game.
The Phillies are 1-1 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Rockies are 1-3 in such matchups.
The Phillies are coming into this game after allowing zero walks during their last outing. The Rockies have a 1-4 record when opponents give up that many walks.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rockies are 11-4. The Phillies have a 13-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 30th, Philadelphia sits at the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 133 this season. Colorado ranks near the bottom at 28th with 143.
Ranking 30th, Colorado is at the bottom of the league in walks, notching 73 this season. Philadelphia ranks near the bottom at 22nd with 102.
When the Rockies hit at least one home run, they are 11-9. When the Phillies hit at least one homer, they have an 8-10 record.