Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies Picks and Predictions May 25th 2024

Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies MLB Sat, May 25, 21:10 pm.
Colorado Rockies
ML: 190
Philadelphia Phillies
ML: -250

First Meets Worst Again as Phillies Face Rockies


The Philadelphia Phillies entered the end of the week on a hot streak and were only one out away from getting their 30th success in the beyond 36 games. Be that as it may, the Colorado Rockies, the most terrible group in the the National League, organized a late convention to beat them 3-2 of every 11 innings on Friday night. While the Phillies won’t clear the series, they actually get an opportunity to take two of three games from the Rockies beginning Saturday night in Denver.

Phillies’ Recent Form and Key Players

Dominant Run

Regardless of Friday night’s difficulty, the Phillies actually gloat the best record in baseball at 37-15, keeping an agreeable six-game lead throughout the second-place Atlanta Braves in the NL East. Having arrived at the Worldwide championship in 2022 and National League Championship Title Series last season, the current year’s Phillies group feels unique, as per outfielder Scratch Castellanos.

Injury Setback

A major factor in the team’s success has been their ability to win despite injuries, notably the absence of shortstop Trea Turner, who went on the injured list on May 4 with a hamstring injury. Turner was hitting .343 at the time. His return was initially projected for six weeks. “This is the best team I’ve ever been a part of. It’s a lot of fun. Winning is hard, right, even when you have the same pieces together for a long amount of time,” Castellanos said. “So the fact that we’re able to feel adversity together, to feel triumphs together, it just makes our bond as a group greater.”

Upcoming Matchup: Nola vs. Hudson

Aaron Nola (Phillies)

  • Season Performance: Nola (6-2, 3.05 ERA) will take the mound for the Phillies, providing consistency and stability to the pitching rotation.
  • Career Stats Against Rockies: Nola has started 10 games against Colorado, holding a 4-2 record with a 3.36 ERA. He faced the Rockies in April and, despite striking out nine over 7 1/3 innings, received a no-decision.

Dakota Hudson (Rockies)

  • Season Performance: Hudson (1-7, 5.89 ERA) has struggled this season but will look to turn things around against the Phillies.
  • Career Stats Against Phillies: Hudson is 1-2 with a 3.58 ERA in five career starts against Philadelphia. The Rockies hope he can replicate Ty Blach’s performance from Friday, where Blach pitched 6 2/3 solid innings, giving up just two runs on five hits and a walk.

Rockies’ Struggles and Friday’s Highlights

Season Challenges

While Philadelphia has racked up 17 wins in May, Friday night marked only the Rockies’ 17th win of the season. It’s been a tough start for Colorado, but they’ve shown signs of improvement. After a dismal 7-22 start in April, they’ve played nearly .500 ball in May, going 10-11.

Bullpen Woes

The Rockies’ win on Friday was largely thanks to a strong performance from their bullpen, which delivered 4 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter Ty Blach. This was a day after a devastating loss where they blew a 4-0 lead in the seventh inning to Oakland, ultimately losing 10-9 in 11 innings. Rockies manager Bud Black anticipated a challenging season for his relief corps, but the bullpen’s high walk rate has been concerning, with 100 walks in 182 2/3 innings, leading the National League.

Manager’s Patience

Black remains patient with his relievers despite their struggles. “It’s conversations daily, just coaching,” Black said. “It’s a combination of mechanical, mental. There’s early work. It’s trying to get the mindset in the right spot. Guys are trying. There’s a little bit of a walk in their history. My challenge, even last year, is we’ve got to get incrementally better.”


As the Phillies mean to quickly return and the Rockies look to expand on their new win, Saturday’s down vows to be a basic matchup for the two groups. With Aaron Nola hoping to proceed with serious areas of strength for him and Dakota Hudson taking a stab at consistency, fans can anticipate a drawing in and competitive challenge. The Phillies will rely on their winning momentum, while the Rockies hope to capitalize on their bullpen’s recent performance and secure another victory.

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Colorado Rockies
O 10.5
Philadelphia Phillies
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