Preview: Phillies head to Colorado for a 3-game set against the Rockies
The Philadelphia Phillies, winners of three straight, head to Colorado this weekend to take on the Rockies in a 3-game series.
- Taijuan Walker (3-2, 5.97 ERA)
- Austin Gomber (3-4, 6.75 ERA)
While the Phillies have sort of taken a backseat in Philadelphia this week due to the Sixers vs. Celtics series, the Fightins are winners of their last three and are coming off a huge 2-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Wednesday’s 2-1 win was a true pitchers’ duel, as Zack Wheeler and Kevin Gausman both had their best stuff going on the mound for their respective teams.
- Zack Wheeler: 7 IP | 3 H | 1 ER | 7 Ks
- Kevin Gausman: 6 IP | 3 H | 0 ER | 9 Ks
The Phillies won the game in the bottom of the 10th inning thanks to a throwing error from Bo Bichette on a Bryce Harper grounder back to the pitcher. Luckily, Edmundo Sosa started the inning on second base and went flying around third to score the game-winning run.
Now 18-19 on the season, the Phillies have jumped into third place in the NL East thanks to the collapsing New York Mets going 3-7 in their last 10. The Phillies carry their 3-game win streak to Coors Field to take on a Rockies team that is last in the NL West, but 8-2 over their last ten games.
The Rockies are being led by Elias Diaz, who is hitting .333 on the year and .396 at Coors with 3 homers and 13 RBIs (18 total). Kris Bryant has improved back to his normal self this season, hitting .301/.380/.451 on the year while C.J. Cron leads the team in homers (6).
Phillies Starting Lineup
Taijuan Walker vs. Austin Gomber
Taijuan Walker takes the hill coming off one of his best starts of 2023 back on May 7th, logging six innings of one-run ball with three hits allowed.
Walker is 3-2 on the season with a 5.97 ERA and 35 Ks, but had struggled on the road, logging a 6.75 ERA.
Austin Gomber has been brutal at Coors Field this season, holding a 1-2 record with a 10.66 ERA.
The 5th-year pitcher is 3-4 on the year with a 6.75 ERA and is looking to build off a good start against the Mets, going six innings while allowing five hits and two earned runs.
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Phillies @ Colorado Rockies – 8:40 EST
|Philadelphia Phillies||-1.5 (+106)||-138||O11 (-120)|
|Colorado Rockies||+1.5 (-128)||+118||U11 (-102)|
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