MLB: Wednesday, June 13, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7:05 PM ET.
The Philadelphia Phillies will be trying to catch up to the Washington Nationals in the NL East when they face the Colorado Rockies in the second game of their three-game series on Wednesday night.
Tyler Anderson, who is 3-1 with a 4.81 ERA, will get the start for the Rockies. The Phillies will send Nick Pivetta, who is 4-5 with a 3.76 ERA, to the mound.
Rockies Looking To Continue Strong Play Against NL East Teams
The Rockies are currently in a slump, but they will be feeling good about their chances of ending the slump during this series because they are facing an NL East team. They are currently 8-5 against the NL East this season, which is their best mark against any division in the National League, and will be hoping their run against teams in the division continues on Wednesday.
Despite their record against the NL East, the Rockies will need their pitching staff to play better than they have over the past four games to give them a chance to pull off the win. The Rockies have given up 36 runs in their last four games, which has made things difficult for their offense, which has been average this season.
Their offense has scored 19 runs in the past four games, which would have been enough to help them win the games if their pitching staff had played better. The Rockies have a .245 batting average, which is 16th in the league, and the 288 runs they have scored this season is 13th.
In his last start, Anderson gave up five hits and two earned runs in seven innings, but the Rockies fell to the Cincinnati Reds 7-5. They will need another strong performance from him to have a chance to get the win on Wednesday.
Phillies Trying To Get Back On Track
Like the Rockies, the Phillies have been in a slump, and lost eight of their last 10 games coming into this series. They have also lost the last three series they have played, and will try to get back on track by defeating the Rockies on Wednesday.
The Phillies are 7-7 against the NL West this season, and will try to improve their record against the division by winning the series against the Rockies.
Philadelphia’s pitchers have also struggled of late, allowing 31 runs in their last four games. They will need to do a better job against the Rockies if they want to give themselves a chance to win this game.
The Phillies offense has been relatively quiet over their last four games, scoring 13 runs during that span. They too will need to pick things up against the Rockies on Wednesday. The Phillies have a .230 batting average this season, which is 27th in the league, and the 264 runs they have scored is 24th.
In his last start, Pivetta gave up six hits and four runs in five innings. He will need a better performance to give his team a chance to defeat the Rockies.
- 4-1 in Anderson’s last 5 starts vs. National League East.
- 5-2 in Anderson’s last 7 road starts.
- 5-0 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- 1-6 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series.
- 0-4 in Pivetta’s last 4 starts with 5 days of rest.
The Rockies have been great on the road against teams with winning records, especially when Anderson starts. The Phillies have struggled against teams with losing records and in Pivetta’s last four starts.