SPORTS CHAT PLACE
The Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies meet in MLB action from Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday night.
The Colorado Rockies will look to rebound after starting their series with an 8-2 loss to the Phillies on Monday. Connor Joe has 19 hits and a .322 batting average with 4 doubles, 4 home runs and a triple. C.J. Cron has 17 hits with a team-high 6 home runs and 17 RBIs while Kris Bryant has 16 hits with 4 doubles as well as a .281 batting average this season. Ryan McMahon has a team-high 6 doubles up to this point in the season for the Rockies. German Marquez will start here and is 0-0 with a 4.67 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season.
The Philadelphia Phillies will look to build on their win over the Rockies from Monday’s opener. Nick Castellanos leads the Phillies with 20 hits, along with a .317 batting average and 5 doubles. Bryce Harper has 6 doubles while Castellanos and Harper each have 3 home runs and Kyle Schwarber has a team-high 4 homers. Harper also has a team-high 13 RBIs and J.T. Realmuto has a .306 batting average for the Phils this season. Zach Eflin will start here and is 0-1 with a 5.27 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season.
Colorado is 8-2 in their last 10 games as an underdog and 10-4 in their last 14 games overall while the under is 16-5-3 in their last 24 games as a road underdog. Philadelphia is 3-9 in their last 12 games overall and 1-4 in their last 5 home games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 Tuesday games.
I get the case that could be made for both sides here, but I’m still leaning towards the over. These two starters just met in the same matchup a week ago and we finished with 15 runs. I know there’s a change of venue here, but I think the runs will fly on the board and we get another high-scoring affair in this one.