The #roadRockies collected a comeback victory against the Phillies on Thursday, and will try to stay in the win column as they match up for the second of their four-game series in the city of brotherly love.
Germán Márquez (11-10, 4.08 ERA) has struggled some recently. Following his last start against Atlanta, the right-hander has allowed at least three runs in his last five starts. In those outings, he’s rocking a yikes-inducing 7.77 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. Márquez will of course be looking to right the ship on Friday, and has a good chance against the Phillies if history is anything to go by. In his five career appearances versus Philadelphia, Márquez owns a 3.30 ERA and has struck out 38 batters in 30 innings.
Sam Coonrod (2-2, 3.86 ERA) will start for Philly, but he’ll likely just act as an opener in what’s likely to be a bullpen game for the home team. It’ll be just his second career start in his three-year career. Coonrod’s been beat up by the Rockies in the past, owning a 7.04 ERA in just 7 2⁄3 innings, wherein hitters are slashing .303/.343/.485. Colorado’s likely to get eyes on a few of Philadelphia’s relievers, and that’s good news - after last night’s blown save, the Phillies have set a new franchise record with 30.
The Rockies don’t have a ton of at-bats versus Coonrod, obviously - only Raimel Tapia has five, and he’s hitting .200. Trevor Story’s 1-for-4, Garrett Hampson is 1-for-3, and the foul-mouthed Ryan McMahon is 1-for-1 with an RBI. On the other side, Odubel Herrera, Andrew McCutchen, and Travis Jankowski are all 3-for-9, while Freddy Galvis is 0-for-11 and Didi Gregorius is 0-for-6. J.T. Realmuto and Jean Segura have seen Márquez fairly well, going 4-for-9 and 2-for-4, respectively.
First Pitch: 5:05 p.m. MDT
TV: AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain (COL), NBC Sports Philadelphia (PHI)
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)