Phillies Preview: Zach Eflin gets the ball in Game 2 vs the Colorado Rockies
The Phillies are back in action tonight at 6:45 PM, looking to take two in a row from the Colorado Rockies. The city of Philadelphia is currently in shambles, and the Phillies desperately need another win tonight for everyone’s sanity (thanks, 76ers).
Last night, the Phillies brought home an 8-2 win, led by Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins. Harper crushed his third home run of the year, while Hoskins finished the night with three hits and two runs scored. JT Realmuto added on two hits as well, bumping his average up to .306 on the year.
The Phils were finally on the opposite end of poor defense. The Rockies committed three errors last night, pushing the Phillies to multiple gifts on the scoreboard. Pop-ups lost in the lights, simple ground balls rolling under gloves, and more led to a big win for the Fightins on Monday night.
Sitting at 7-10 on the season, the Phillies need to start making up some ground in the division. The Mets hold the best record in baseball, sitting at 13-5 on the season. Multiple Phillies hitters have eye-opening career numbers against tonight’s starter for the Rockies, which means I’m going to win everyone some free money tonight.
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Kyle Schwarber is 6-15 in his career against German Marquez, with 2 HRs and 3 RBIs in 15 at-bats. Alec Bohm is 4-6 with a homer and 3 RBIs in 6 at-bats. Bohm has been piecing the baseball this year, and it’s time for Schwarber to really find his swing again.
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Tonight’s Pitching Matchup
Phillies: Zach Eflin takes the hill for the team tonight, making his fourth start of the season. Eflin started off his season on a high note but has suffered six earned runs and 14 hits in his last 9.2 innings. Eflin has thrown 13.2 innings total on the year, allowing 17 hits, eight earned runs, and three walks with 12 strikeouts.
Rockies: German Marquez will make his fourth start of the season tonight, looking to bounce back after getting beaten up by the Phillies back in Colorado. The Phillies held Marquez to just six innings, getting eight hits, four earned runs, and three home runs off him.
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Phillies Starting Lineup
Game 2 Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
|Phillies||-1.5 (+134)||-162||O8 (-112)|
|Rockies||+1.5 (-162)||+136||U8 (-108)|
I think the Fightins continue to ride the hot offense tonight. Zach Eflin’s due for a long outing, which makes me think he goes 7-strong tonight.