The Rockies will send Juan Nicasio in an attempt to sweep the Phillies today. The top two in the batting order has made a huge difference in the offensive output. Eric Young, Jr had put the ball in play only 43 times out of 75 ABs and five of them were bunts. Our latest discard, Dexter Fowler, is having a bad year which did not surprise the management based on their sabermetric studies. He is still striking out too much for a leadoff hitter; 16 Ks in 56 ABs while batting .196 with a .237 OBP and .577 OPS. He has not been a threat on the base path with ZERO SB. On the other hand Nazty’s stats: 5 SBs, only 4 Ks in 65 ABs, .415 BA, .435 OBP, and 1.004 OPS. Money batting 2nd has been a huge improvement over the 2-hole hitters the previous year.
Phillies vs Rockies
Sunday 4/20, 4:10 PM ET at Coors Field
Radio: PHI: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP COL: KOA 850, KNRV 1150
TV: PHI: CSN COL: ROOT SPORTS