Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies Prediction: When Will The Phillies' Bats Wake Up?
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies Prediction: When Will The Phillies Wake Up?
There's going to be a time where the Phillies score five runs or more in a two-week span in every game. That time hasn't happened yet but maybe a road series against Colorado can help wake up the bats.
The Colorado Rockies are 6-3 on the season and will now welcome the Philadelphia Phillies to town for a pretty big early series for Philadelphia. Colorado doesn't have many expectations this season but the Phillies do. After signing Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber, the offense should be better. How will the Phillies respond to their slow start in Colorado? Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Monday's game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies.
Phillies vs. Rockies Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds
- Date: April 18, 2022
- Game Time: 8:40 pm ET
- Where to Watch: ATTR/NBCSP+
Phillies vs Rockies Injury Report
Out: OF Odubel Herrera (Oblique), 2B Scott Kingery (Shoulder), OF Mickey Moniak (Hand)
Out: 2B Garrett Hampson (Hand)
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Phillies vs. Rockies Total Movement
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies Prediction
If you look at last year's stats, you'd know how powerful the Phillies can be against a right-handed pitcher. The projected lineup, dating back to last season, has a .214 ISO and wOBA of .341 with just 21% strikeouts and nearly 10% walks. Tonight, the Phillies will take on Chad Kuhl, who hasn't really made it in the MLB. Kuhl has a 5.30 xFIP dating back to last season along with 13% walks allowed. Kuhl was a former Pirates pitcher who is now in the rotation for the Rockies. The Rockies liked him because he's able to limit line drives and induce a solid amount of ground balls. However, the walks get very high and power numbers to lefties are still very extreme dating back to last season. The Phillies' offense hasn't done much to start the season but the top of the order including J.T Realmuto, Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos, Rhys Hoskins, and Kyle Schwarber, should all be able to smack Kuhl with massive ISO numbers and solid wOBA numbers to go with it. Once those five guys get on the same page, the Phillies and their offense against righties will be unstoppable. Meanwhile, Aaron Nola will get the start for the Phillies. Nola is 1-1 to start the season with a 6.75 ERA. Even with that ERA, he has a 1.07 WHIP and has 12 strikeouts in two games. Still, Nola has allowed three home runs and it won't get much easier in Colorado. The Rockies have a .208 ISO and wOBA of .339 against righties dating back to last season using the projected lineup. But for me, it's hard to bet against Nola, who has a 3.47 xFIP with 30.2% strikeouts and 5% walks dating back to last season. With that said, I'll grab the Phillies Over 3.5 team total in the first five innings at +120.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies Pick
- Phillies Over 3.5 First Five Team Total @ (+120) (Bet $100 to Win $120)
Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.