Can’t say it better than TJinPhoenix: Nothin’ better than a cold beer and Baseball for Fathers Day with our Colorado Rockies teeing-it up against the Philadephia Phillies in the rubber game of a 3-game series at 2:10 pm MDT at Coors Field in Denver. Jhoulys Chacin (4-2, 4.52) is looking to play Big Daddy for the home team, and Cole Hamels (2-9, 4.45) will be looking for some better luck on the mound for the Phillies.
Both pitchers last went on Tuesday. Chacin beat the Nationals, giving-up 2 runs on 7 hits. He was his usually self, slick in all but one inning, when he mixed a walk, a single, a sacrifice and a double into the 2 runs. He was yanked after 5 and 95 pitches. Hamels went 7 in Minneapolis, where the Phils lost to the Twins. Hamels avoided the decision, for once. He allowed only 2 runs on 7 hits and struck-out 5. The left-hander has actually pitched well in bad-luck, save for rough outings in Cleveland on May 15, and Milwaukee May 31.
Dexter Fowler is back for Colorado, leading-off in center-field. Josh Rutledge is at shortstop and will bat 2nd, with Jordan Pacheco moving down to 6th. Freddy Galvis continues to do the infield shuffle for Philadelphia, at 3rd today with Michael Young taking the Sunday afternoon off. Kevin Frandsen’s at 2nd-base.
It’ll be an exceedingly pleasant afternoon over at the old ball park, if you like ’em cloudy. Temperatures will hover around 80° with Denver-regulation humidity at 25%. The wind will waft-in from right-field at about 5 MPH. Grampa George will be bargaining for headwear on ROot Sports; Jerry and Jack will rock the radio on 850 am KOA.
IN GAME CHAT
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