Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies 4-21-2023

Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies 4/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies 4/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will be the venue of the second round of the National League Inter-Division four-game series between the Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday evening.

 

Colorado struggled after dropping seven of their first ten road games and was stuck at dead bottom of the NL West with 5.5 games behind Arizona in the first place.

 

The Rockies just ended an eight-game losing skid following a 5-0 shutout win over the Phillies in the opening round of a four-game series yesterday.

 

First Baseman C.J. Cron scored a two-run shot to reinforce starter Ryan Feltner (1-2) who threw for five scoreless innings for Colorado in the winning effort.

 

Catcher Elias Diaz averages .339 at the plate with a team-high 11 RBIs while First Baseman C.J. Cron hit five long balls in leading the Rockies.

 

Right Fielder Kris Bryant has 22 hits while Right Fielder Charlie Blackmon posted an OBP at .395 for Colorado.

 

Rookie right-handed starter Noah Davis (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will take the mound for his second career start in the majors for the Rockies on Friday.

 

In his first start, Davis gave away three hits while striking out five batters through five shutout frames in a 1-0 road loss to Seattle on April 16.

 

The Colorado Rockies are 1-8 SU in their last 9 outings and the Rockies are 1-5 straight up in their last 6 matches played versus Philadelphia.

 

Colorado is 1-7 SU in its last 8 road games while the totals went OVER in 4 of the Rockies’ last 5 contests on the road against the Phillies.  

 

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Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions 4/21/2023

 

The Philadelphia Phillies are staying on their home field after splitting their last four matches played and will try to bounce back when hosting the Colorado Rockies in round two of a series on Friday night.

 

Philadelphia is 8-12 overall, 3-4 at home play, and placed fourth in the NL East with 6.5 games behind Atlanta in the first place after being flocked with early season injuries.

 

The Phillies beat the White Sox in a series by a 2-1 lead but lost the series opener versus the Rockies yesterday. In the loss, Philadelphia’s batters combined to hit 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position leaving 11 players on base.

 

Starter Matt Strahm (1-2) surrendered three runs in pitching for five plus frames and earned the Phillies defeat last time out.      

 

Left Fielder Kyle Schwarber landed four home runs for Philadelphia while Second Baseman Bryson Stott batted an average of .360 with 32 hits for the Phillies.

 

First Baseman Alec Bohm is the leader in RBI with 16 for the year. Twenty-nine-year-old right-handed starter Aaron Nola (1-2, 5.91 ERA) will be starting for Philadelphia against the Rockies on Friday.

 

After pitching for 21-plus innings, Nola struck out 19 batters while posting a good 1.45 WHIP. 

 

The totals went OVER in 5 of the Phillies’ last 6 contests played versus Colorado while Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 home matches.

 

The totals went OVER in 4 of the Phillies’ last 5 outings at home against the Rockies while Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games versus a rival from the National League.

 

Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies. The MLB Pick for this contest is Philadelphia -275. The Phillies got the edge in this one to get even against the Rockies with home-field advantage on Friday.

 

After finishing 20 games, Colorado ranked 20th in OPS and 25th in runs scored while Philadelphia ranked 5th in OPS and 15th in runs scored for the season. The prediction: Philadelphia Phillies will win 6-4.  

 

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Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies 4/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET

 

Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Date: Friday, April 21, 2023

 

TV: NBCSPH, ATRM

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -275

 

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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