MLB Preview: Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies

by Dirty on July 24, 2010

Phillies and Braves Betting The Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.

The Rockies will give the ball to ace starter Ubaldo Jimenez in this one. Righthander Jimenez is 15-1 this season with a 2.38 ERA.

It’ll be Kyle Kendrick toeing the rubber for the Phillies in this contest. Righthander Kendrick is 5-4 with a 4.96 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rockies listed as 145-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Roy Halladay tossed a five-hit shutout with nine strikeouts on Friday, and the Phillies defeated the Rockies 6-0. The Phillies won that game as -220 favorites, while the six runs went UNDER the posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.

Ross Gload hit a two-run dinger and Raul Ibanez also drove in a pair of runs for the Phillies. Halladay improved to 11-8 with the win.

Aaron Cook surrendered nine hits and five runs over 4 1-3 innings in the Rockies loss.

Current streak:
Colorado has lost 3 straight games.
Philadelphia has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Colorado: 51-45 SU
Philadelphia: 50-46 SU

Colorado most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Colorado, Sunday, July 25

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