SPORTS CHAT PLACE
The Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies meet Monday in MLB action at Coors Field. The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Colorado Rockies look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games.
The Philadelphia Phillies have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or fewer runs in five of their last eight games. The Phillies are 0-5 this season when scoring three or fewer runs. Nick Castellanos leads the Phillies with 12 hits and 6 RBI, while J.T. Realmuto and Didi Gregorius have combined for 19 hits and 4 RBI. Aaron Nola gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Nola is 4-0 with a 3.35 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Rockies are 5-1 this season when scoring four or more runs. Connor Joe leads the Rockies with 13 hits and 4 RBI, while Kris Bryant and C.J. Cron have combined for 23 hits and 14 RBI. Chad Kuhl gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 5 strikeouts this season. Kuhl is 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 3-7 in their last 10 games following a loss and 6-1 in their last 7 Monday games. The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games. The over is 4-1 in Phillies last 5 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Rockies last 4 overall. The Phillies are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Colorado and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
Aaron Nola has been more than hittable through his first 9.1 innings this season, and the Philadelphia Phillies are fresh off a series with the Marlins where everybody got rocked. Not exactly fun to head to Coors when the pitchers just got tagged. Chad Kuhl was decent in his Rockies debut and at home last year, even if it was in Pittsburgh, he had a 2.41 ERA and .209 allowed batting average. The Rockies feel like a live underdog in this spot. I’ll take my chances.