The Colorado Rockies and Philadelphia Phillies will continue their four-game series at Coors Field on Wednesday night. The Colorado Rockies still have a ton to play for, while the Philadelphia Phillies are ready for the month of September to get here.
The Rockies have won the first two games over the Philadelphia Phillies in convincing fashion. Colorado won the series opener 10-1, and won game two of the series, 10-3. The Phillies have been eliminated from playoff contention, but the Rockies are still very much in the hunt. They have moved into the second wild-card spot in the National League with just five games to play. The Colorado Rockies are -185 in this game.
Arenado Leading Rockies
Rockies All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado has had a monster second half of the season to lead the Rockies offense. Arenado came into this series with a .294 batting average to go along with 34 home runs and 104 runs batted in. The Rockies need Arenado to carry them even more with shortstop Trevor Story still out of the lineup with an injured elbow.
Young right-hander German Marquez will make the start for the Rockies in this game. He will be making his 32nd start of the season on Wednesday night and brings a 13-10 record into this game. Marquez was roughed up in his only start against the Phillies this season, giving up six runs in six innings in a start in early June.
Phillies Offense Has Disappeared
The Philadelphia Phillies have lost 12 of their last 16 games and the lack of offense is a big reason why. The Phillies are hitting just .236 as a team and they rank 28th in the Major Leagues in that category. Young outfielder Rhys Hoskins has been the lone bright spot for the Phillies on offense. Hoskins has hit 33 home runs and driven in 94 runs for Philadelphia this season.
Nick Pivetta will be on the mound for the Phillies on Wednesday night. Pivetta has struggled in his second full season in the Major Leagues. He is just 7-13 with 4.58 earned run average through 31 starts this season. Pivetta hasn’t won a game since August 7 against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he will face a tough Rockies lineup in this game.
Rockies Win Important Game
The Philadelphia Phillies have scored just four total runs in this series, despite playing in hitter-friendly Coors Field. The Phillies have now lost six straight games, and look like a team that is ready for the season to end. They have not put up much of a fight this series, and that trend should continue in this game.
The Rockies have been pounding the baseball all week, and have moved into a playoff spot in the National League. Colorado will be looking to win their sixth straight game on Wednesday night, and their red hot offense should lead them to victory. Bet the Colorado Rockies -185 over the Philadelphia Phillies in this game.