Friday, April 18, 2014

Let's Get It On- Rockies Series Preview

Philadelphia Phillies (7-8) @ Colorado Rockies (8-9)
Pitching Match-Ups:
Friday, 8:40 - Johnny Pettibone vs. Tyler Chatwood
Saturday, 8:10 - KK vs. Jordan Lyles
Sunday, 4:10 - Roberto Hernandez vs. Juan Nicasio

Purple Mountains Bats:
R - 82 (4th)
AVG - .286 (1st)
OPS - .780 (2nd)

Four members of their lineup are batting over .300, but everyone is producing 1 through 8.  Charlie Blackmon/CF is tearing it up (.411/1.023) with Troy Tulowitski/SS, Justin Morneau/1B, Michael Cuddyer/RF, and Carlos Gonzalez/LF all boasting .900+ OPS.

Purple Mountains Arms:
ERA - 4.47 (27th)
WHIP - 1.31 (17th)

Old man LaTroy Hawkins is holding down 9th inning duties and set-up man Adam Ottavino is becoming one of the best in the business.  The starting pitchers going in the series aren't anything special, but they're completely capable of shutting down the Phillies offense.  Of course, the love child of Jose Mesa and Adam Eaton could probably shutdown the Phils offense too.

Prediction:
One team will score at least one run more than the other team in all three contents.

7 comments:

Bob D said...

We could see 3 games of batting practice here. Now which KK will we see?? And what could be Pettibone's last start at least for awhile...

Now will the mountain air wake up the Phils bats or will they continue their 2 day swoon

GM-Carson said...

Well Pettibone just pooped all over the game and the Phillies are being no-hit. Yeah.

Morak99 said...

Pettibone got vaporized. See ya in September Jon.

GM-Carson said...

Phillies suck.

Beer-a-Thon said...

3 games in a row with 1 run and getting shutdown tonight so far. Boo!

Beer-a-Thon said...

I absolutely hate this bullshit no collision at home plate rule.

The expanded replay doesn't thrill me either.

Morak99 said...

I don't even know what to think about the new rules. Baseball just really does not work as a high-def, TV age sport the same way Football, Basketball, and Hockey do. The kinks with the new rules show that clearly. It's truly a relic of another age, which is part of its charm.