In Tuesday night MLB action, the Colorado Rockies will visit Citizens Bank Park to open a series against the Philadelphia Phillies The Rockies were swept over the weekend by the Diamondbacks and allowed 29 runs in the three games. Colorado is a game below .500 overall and trails Arizona by 3.5 games for the NL West Division lead.
Talented right-hander Jon Gray (6-6 5.66 ERA) continues to be inconsistent for the Rockies. Through 70 innings, Gray has struck out 81 batters and sports a subpar 1.51 WHIP.
The Philadelphia Phillies started off the season strong for first year skipper Gabe Kapler, but have struggled over the last couple of weeks. On Sunday, SP Zach Eflin tied a career-high with nine strikeouts during a 4-3 victory versus Milwaukee. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Phillies, who are three games out of first place in the NL East.
Twenty-five year old righty Aaron Nola (7-2 2.35 ERA) is emerging as a front-line starter for the Phillies. Through 84 plus innings, Nola has given up just five home runs and owns a sparkling 0.96 WHIP.