Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies Picks and Predictions May 24th 2024

Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies MLB Fri, May 24, 20:40 pm.
Colorado Rockies
ML: 180
Philadelphia Phillies
ML: -225

Rockies Host Phillies in a Tale of Opposites

Beginning of the season in reverse

The Philadelphia Phillies and the Colorado Rockies are experiencing contrary onsets to their seasons, which will make for an interesting three- game series in Denver beginning Friday night.

Philadelphia has achieved its best ever start with a 37- 14 record, while Colorado is facing one of its worst onsets with a 16- 33 record. In the coming game, the Phillies will extend their six- game winning streak with pitcher Cristopher Sanchez( 2- 3,3.31 ERA) starting on the mound. In his first match, he’ll take on Ty Blach, the left- handed pitcher for the Rockies who has a 1- 2 record and a 5.14 ERA.

Phillies’ Dominance

The Phillies have been on a hot streak, emerging victorious in 17 out of their past 20 games, which included a successful 7-1 homestand ending with a series win over the Texas Rangers, the reigning World Series champions. Manager Rob Thomson is sure that his team will not become complacent.

“I don’t think so, not with this group,” Thomson said. “And the people that we’ve brought in have joined in on that motivation. I think we’ve got a really good group.”

Strong pitching and powerful hitting have been the driving forces behind Philadelphia’s achievement. Sanchez, making his debut at Coors Field, has a strong track record against the Rockies, winning one game with a 3.48 ERA in two previous starts.

Rockies’ Struggles

On the flip side, Colorado has experienced a challenging season, beginning with a record of 8-28. They enjoyed a brief spell of victory with seven consecutive wins before going back to a downturn. The Rockies return to their home stadium after a tough road trip, ending with a frustrating 10-9 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.

Ryan McMahon has been a standout for the Rockies, leading the team in hits (56), RBIs (30), and home runs (nine). He has embraced a leadership role, particularly for the younger players, during this challenging season.

“I know what it’s like to feel like I’m not sure I belong here, so I try to be available for questions and to let them know they are part of the team,” McMahon said.

Pitching Matchup

Blach will make his third start since rejoining the rotation on May 12. His latest outing against the San Francisco Giants was tough, allowing six runs on seven hits in three innings. Historically, Blach has a 1-2 record with a 6.23 ERA in six appearances (three starts) against the Phillies.

Series Outlook

The Phillies seek to continue their streak of wins while the Rockies look to turn around their season, creating an exciting matchup between teams with different momentum. Fans should look forward to an exciting game in Denver with Philadelphia bringing strong momentum and Colorado concentrating on getting better.

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Colorado Rockies
O 11
Philadelphia Phillies
U 11
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