Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA

When: Saturday, May 18th at 4:05 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Rockies TV/Radio: Root Sports, KOA 850 AM. Phillies TV/Radio: Comcast SportsNet, WIP 94.1 FM.

Team Notes

Colorado Rockies

The Rockies have been mediocre through the first quarter of 2019, with a 20-21 record.

On the road, the Rockies are 11-10 this season with an impressive 3.56 road ERA through 21 games.

The Rockies are 20-1 to win the NL title and 50-1 to win the 2019 World Series.

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies continue to dominate the NL East with a record of 24-17 through the first quarter of the season.

At home, the Phillies are 15-8 through their first 23 games, hitting .246 with 32 homers.

The Phillies currently have 6-1 odds to win the National League and sit at 15-1 to take the World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Colorado Rockies: Antonio Senzatela (3-2, 5.35 ERA)

Senzatela has been good away from Coors with a 3.31 ERA and two wins.

In his last start, the Rockies starter threw a quality start with three earned runs over 6.2 innings against the Padres.

  • In May, Senzatela has struck out 12 in 15.1 innings.
  • The Rockies starter has allowed 22 baserunners in his last three starts, roughly 1.5 per inning.
  • Senzatela has given up one homer in each of his road starts this year.

Phillies: Aaron Nola (3-0, 4.86 ERA)

With an extra day of rest, Nola struggled badly against the Brewers on May 13th.

Nola threw 84 pitches in just three innings, allowing three earned runs due to one homer and five hits.

  • In May, Nola has been better with a 3.07 ERA in three starts.
  • Nola has struck out 16 batters in 14.2 innings over his last three outings.
  • The Phillies starter has allowed 22 baserunners in 14.2 May innings, not good for a starter looking to rebound to previous elite form.

Hitter Notes

Colorado Rockies

Away from Coors Field, the Rockies continue to underwhelm with just 93 runs scored in 21 games.

Colorado is hitting .214 on the road this season and slugging just .382. At home, the Rockies slug .504.

  • 1B Daniel Murphy is 10 for 29 off Nola, with two homers and six RBI.
  • RF Charlie Blackmon is 6 for 10 versus Nola with a solo homer and two RBI.
  • 3B Nolan Arenado is 2 for 5 with one RBI and no extra base hits off the Philadelphia right-hander.

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies offense has been very good at home, scoring 128 runs in 23 games for a 5.6 runs per game average.

On the strength of 32 homers hit at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies are 15-8 in those 23 home contests.

  • C J.T. Realmuto is 2 for 5 against Senzatela in his career with both hits being singles.
  • 1B Rhys Hoskins is 2 for 6 versus the Rockies starter with two singles.
  • OF Bryce Harper is 0 for 5 against Senzatela in his career.

Roster Notes

Colorado Rockies

  • OF Noel Cuevas has a strained quad and has yet to receive a return date.
  • RP Jake McGee has a sprained knee and is on the 10-day IL.
  • RP Chris Rusin is dealing with back pain and is on the 10-day IL.

Philadelphia Phillies

  • SS Scott Kingery is out with a bad hamstring and should return shortly from the 10-day IL.
  • SP Vince Velasquez is on the IL with a forearm strain, he’ll be shut down for a few weeks.
  • RP David Robertson has been shut down from throwing and remains on the IL with an elbow discomfort.

Game Odds

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Moneyline

SportsbookCOL RockiesPHI PhilliesLink
888Sport NJ+150-186
BetStars NJ+150-182

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Total Runs

Sportsbook Over 9  Under 9Link
888Sport NJ-120-103
BetStars NJ+105-118

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Run Line

SportsbookCOL Rockies +1.5PHI Phillies -1.5Link
888Sport NJ-137+114
BetStars NJ-143+125 

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