Philadelphia Phillies (32-35) @ Colorado Rockies (35-32)
Friday, 8:40 - KK vs. Juan Nicasio
Saturday, 4:10 - Petite Bone vs. Tyler Chatwood
Sunday, 4:10 - Old Girl Parts vs. Jhoulys Chacin
R - 330 (2nd)
AVG - .272 (5th)
OPS - .780 (2nd)
In last night's game, the Rockies lost Carlos Gonzalez/LF, Troy Tulowitzki/SS, and Dexter Fowler/CF to injuries. CarGo and Fowler were only bruised, but Tulo broke a rib. That's .315/.974, 140 R, 44 HR, 129 RBI, 23 SB missing from the lineup. Don't worry, Phillie killer Todd Helton/1B (.360/1.097 lifetime) is still around and Michael Cuddyer/LF is having a helluva season too (.337/.995), so they won't go peacefully.
ERA - 4.03 (16th)
WHIP - 1.34 (22nd)
The Rockies typically have good offenses, but it's their pitching that has them on the winning side of things this season. The starters don't pitch deep into games, but they keep the score respectable. When the ball is handed off to the bullpen, good things happen if Rex Brothers (1 earned run in 29.2 IP) or Adam Ottavino (1.80 ERA) get it.
Down on the Farm:
Two Clearwater Threshers are performing quite well- Severino Gonzalez/P and Maikel Franco/3B.
Gonzalez is a skinny (6'1" 153 lb.) 20 year old that pitches right-handed. In 3 minor league seasons (2 in Venezuela and now in Clearwater) he's only walked 11 batters in 158 innings. That's Greg Maddux-esque control. He also has a sparkling 1.59 ERA and 0.76 WHIP.
Franco is also 20 years old, but his talents are held within his bat. He's currently batting .296/.912 with 23 DBL, 15 HR, and 49 RBI. He's also improving at the hot corner, so in coming years the Phillies might have a good problem on their hands between Cody Asche and Maikel Franco fighting for 3rd base.
Despite Colorado's injuries, the Rox sweep the Phils. Phils offense disgusts me. Amaro should be ashamed.