Colorado vs Philadelphia Fri, May 17
|*Community||PHI -116 63%||o/9.5 56%|
*Consensus from 1940 predictions.
|23215th||Earned Run Average||3.9021st|
I usually will take the crafty veteran over rookies but philly is just to good as stringing together runs. I just don't know about young Irvin but at least he has that lineup behind him.60%
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Weve only got the one appearance from Irvin to gauge from this year, but it was a good one. He logged just five hits in 7.0 innings with 93 pitches, an average of 13.3 per inning. As for Gray, he had a couple of rough starts (10 earned in 10.1 innings) but otherwise has four quality starts in his last six tries. This should be an interesting pitching matchup, but I give the edge to Cole Irvin here at home.60%
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I am going with the Rockies in this match up. The Rockies faired much better against lefties this year, and I expect them to rough up rookie-left-hander Cole Irvin. Irvin was solid in his MLB debut against the Royals, but he faces a Rockies team that is a much tougher match up for him. Colorado consistently wins games against lefties as they have won five out of their last six games against a left-handed starter. From the other side, Rockies starter Jon Gray completely carved the Phillies last month, firing six shutout innings of two-hit ball, and while I don't think he will duplicate that to an extent, I still expect another strong outing considering he features a strong 3.44 career ERA against Philly. Take the Rockies here on the road70%
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CBS Philly: McCutchen, Harper Lead Phillies Past Rockies, 5-4
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Andrew McCutchen's early batting practice quickly paid off.
McCutchen hit a two-run homer, Bryce Harper lined a two-run double and Cole Irvin tossed six effective innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Colorado Rockies 5-4 Friday night.
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler praised McCutchen before the game after seeing him work on hitting slow curves hours before the first pitch.
"It's really gratifying," Kapler said after McCutchen got immediate results.
McCutchen also drew two walks, and the leftfielder threw a runner out trying to score.
"I felt pretty good, made some adjustments," McCutchen said.
Denver Post: Jon Gray still not producing as Rockies fall to Phillies
PHILADELPHIA -- You know that rear-wheel drive sedan without snow tires that backs up ski traffic on I-70, leaving drivers uttering curse words? The Rockies are like that sedan.
Struggling to climb back to .500 since April 1, the Rockies (20-23) lost 5-4 to the Phillies Friday night at Citizens Bank Park. Philly's Bryce Harper, the $330 million right-fielder who was booed earlier in the game, struck what turned out to the be the decisive blow.
Once again, Colorado's starting pitching -- in this case right-hander Jon Gray -- failed to set a winning tone.
The Good Phight: Another Phillies-killer is hiding in the Rockies
Phillies-killers aren't about nuance. They're about blunt force trauma. They're about punching the Phillies as hard as possible for six or seven games a season (more if they're on a divisional opponent). They're about being completely genial, normal people who for some reason walk into Citizens Bank Park and have their eye balls turn a hellish red, their mind fill with thunderstorms, and find themselves with a full body itch that is relieved only by beating the Phillies.
There's a few Rockies who have been around long enough to have seen their share of Phillies teams, but Mark Reynolds and Ian Desmond have never successfully taken the Phillies to task.
The Good Phight: Not so tough away from Coors: Phillies vs. Rockies series preview
The Phillies have not fared well when playing in Coors Field the past two years. Fortunately, this weekend's series against the Rockies will take place in the much friendlier confines of Citizens Bank Park.Colorado Rockies
Record: 20-22, fourth place in National League West
As mentioned, Coors Field has not been kind to the Phillies. The Phillies dropped three of four games when they visited Colorado last month.
The Rockies have mostly treaded water, going 11-9. That hasn't been enough to gain much ground in the West after getting off to a disastrous start (3-12) to the season.