Today marks the final game of a four games series between the Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field. The Colorado Rockies won the first two games in the series before falling to the Phillies last night 8-5 in a game where both teams gave up 14 hits.
Coors Field is the largest ball park in the MLB to compensate for being by far the highest ball park in the majors, a full 1,100 feet higher than Chase Field the second highest ball park in the majors. Despite the walls being raised and pushed back Coors Field has given up the most home runs, triples and doubles in the majors in recent history. You can expect both offenses to get some hits.
The Colorado Rockies will send out Jon Gray who is 1-3 with a 3.42 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP in his four starts. He has pitched decently to start the year but the lack of run support from the struggling Rockies has led to 3 losses on his record. For his career the right hander Jon Gray is 33-28 with a 4.59 ERA and a WHIP of 1.32.
The Philadelphia Phillies will send out Jerad Eickhoff who has only pitched four innings this year. In his four innings pitched he has a 0.00 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP. With his limited sample size this year it is best to focus on his career stats. For his career Eickhoff is 18-26 with a 3.87 and a 1.27 WHIP.
This Phillies will be looking to steal a series split from the struggling Rockies who are in need of a big series win. I believe the value is on the road underdogs as you’re getting plus money on the Phillies who are clearly the better offense as they rank 3rd in the majors in both 115 Runs Scored and 113 RBIs. The Rockies rank 24th in both with 74 Runs Scored and 72 RBIs. As far as the pitching goes it seems pretty even as neither team has the clear edge so I am rolling with the better bats.
Philadelphia Phillies +130
Year To Date: 7-2 +6.60u