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).
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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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