Colorado Rockies (22-18) @ Philadelphia Phillies (25-16)
Wednesday, 7:00, Jorge De La Rosa vs. Cole Hamels
Thursday, 7:05, Jhoulys Chacin vs. Joe Blanton
AVG - .239 (25th)
OBP - .320 (15th)
SLG - .387 (18th)
R - 182 (10th)
Todd Helton is back to being Todd Helton (.322/.917) and he is a notorious Phillie killer (.371/1.118 in 81 G). Troy Tulowitzki might not have the average (.255), but he still has the power (11 homeruns). Role players Jonathan Herrera (.282/.757) and Seth Smith (.280/.832) are doing well for an otherwise lackluster Colorado offense. Major disappointment- CarGo (aka Carlos Gonzalez) who is only batting .234/.704, after nearly winning the MVP last year.
ERA - 3.99 (19th)
WHIP - 1.30 (12th)
BAA - .244 (11th)
Over the years the Rox haven't been known for their pitching, but they've made major improvements in recent years. Tonight's starter, De La Rosa, leads the team with 5 wins and has a respectable 3.70 ERA. Which means he's pitching a shutout tonight against the Phils. Tomorrow it doesn't get any easier, as Chacin takes the mound with a 2.89 ERA. Believe it or not, these are Colorado's two best starters (better than Ubaldo Jimenenz), and the unlucky Phils get them both.
In the bullpen closer Huston Street has racked up 14 saves and setup man Rafael Bentancourt has 12 holds. Matt Lindstrom has been fantastic, sporting a 1.56 ERA. Overall, everyone on the Rockies staff is pitching well outside of reliever Felipe Paulino. Pray we see him in the 6th inning.
Considering the Phillies offense sucks and they will be facing 2 lefties, I'm predicting a sweep for the Rockies. Tonight's score will be something like 3-2 and tomorrow's 6-1. Pathetic.