Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies Picks and Predictions May 26th 2024

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Colorado Rockies
ML: 180
Philadelphia Phillies
ML: -225

Phillies’ Ranger Suarez Aims for 10th Win in Crucial Clash Against Rockies

Philadelphia Phillies’ Ranger Suarez, leading the league in wins and ERA, seeks his 10th win of the season against the Colorado Rockies and Cal Quantrill.

The Philadelphia Phillies, boasting top pitchers like Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola, already have a significant edge over most teams. Adding Ranger Suarez as the No. 3 starter seems almost unfair, especially given his outstanding season so far.

Suarez’s Stellar Season

Ranger Suarez (9-0, 1.36 ERA) is currently leading the majors in wins and is second in ERA. The left-hander is set to face right-hander Cal Quantrill (3-3, 3.59 ERA) of the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon in the decisive game of a three-game series in Denver.

Series Recap and Highlights

The Phillies and Rockies have split the first two games, each featuring thrilling ninth-inning rallies. The Rockies clinched a 3-2 victory in 11 innings on Friday, thanks to Jacob Stallings’ two-out homer in the ninth. Bryce Harper, ejected in the first game after his initial at-bat, spearheaded the Phillies’ comeback on Saturday with a three-run homer, leading to an 8-4 win.

Impact of Injuries

After Saturday’s game, Rockies’ manager Bud Black confirmed that rookie Jordan Beck suffered a broken left hand while making a diving catch in the first inning. This injury is a significant blow to the team’s dynamics for the upcoming game.

Suarez’s Dominance on the Mound

Suarez’s start to the 2024 season has been nothing short of remarkable, especially after a 2023 season where he went 4-6 with a 4.18 ERA in 22 starts. This season, he has pitched at least six innings in eight of his last nine starts, including a complete game and four starts without allowing an earned run.

Phillies manager Rob Thomson praised Suarez’s performance, saying, “It’s kind of mind-boggling. The historic run that he’s been on, he’s just been pitching great. Knock on wood, he keeps it going.”

Suarez vs. Rockies

Suarez has a strong track record against the Rockies, with a 2-0 record and a 2.55 ERA in five appearances, including a shutout on April 16. He allowed seven hits and struck out eight in that game, leading to a 5-0 win.

Quantrill’s Recent Performance

While not as dominant as Suarez, Cal Quantrill has been solid, posting a 3-0 record with a 1.40 ERA in his last four starts. He has achieved seven quality starts in his last eight outings. Quantrill has two career appearances against the Phillies with a 2.45 ERA but no decisions. His last outing against them was on April 15, where he allowed just one run over six innings.

Pitching at Coors Field

Quantrill has shown resilience pitching at Coors Field, posting a 1-2 record with a 3.91 ERA in three starts this season. He commented on the challenges, saying, “Pitching here, there’s some unique challenges. Certain things that I would like to do aren’t quite as effective here.”


The upcoming game promises to be a compelling showdown between two in-form pitchers. Ranger Suarez will aim to continue his extraordinary season and secure his 10th win, while Cal Quantrill will look to maintain his recent strong performances. With the series tied, both teams are set for an exciting finale.

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Colorado Rockies
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