The Colorado Rockies prepare to host the Philadelphia Phillies for a four game stand that will hopefully add to the wins necessary for the Rox to play in post-season.
The Rockies are coming home after sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks in three games. The road to October however has only partially been traveled.
With seven remaining games, five must be wins in order for the team to progress to post-season play.
The Rox will host the Phillies for four games so the chance to earn those wins will be present. Sweeping the Diamondbacks makes one feel confident with a positive prognosis for the crew since the Phillies have a similar record to the D-backs and the Rockies are winning in spite of not getting home runs or tons of hits. It seemed, for awhile, the offense was a little too all-or-nothing.
Jon Gray was skipped in the last pitching rotation following a disastrous outing against the division rival Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s being said he has found himself and the team scratched Tyler Anderson due to shoulder soreness, so Gray will get his chance to show his stuff after all.
The Phillies seem to be starting their version of Jon Gray (at least statistically) who has also had a bit of a struggle and found his way clear, as soon as two games ago. This game should be the duel between the ‘Febreeze Brothers’ but that’s not for me to say. That’s for other people to say about it.
Zack Elfin has an ERA of only 0.79 with 13 strikeouts in his last two outings in eleven and a half innings, let’s hope tonight is his off-night.
The game starts at 6:40 P.M. MST in Denver, Colorado at the beautiful Coors Field. The remaining seven games will be played at home for the Rockies, the next series will be hosting the Washington Nationals.