Wednesday night's 4-2 win for the Phillies was their seventh in the last eight games and sets up an opportunity for a second straight series win.
Thursday afternoon presents that chance as the Phillies (18-24) look to hand the Rockies (14-23) another loss at Coors Field.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Colorado Rockies (14-23)
Philadelphia Phillies (18-24)
Jorge De La Rosa
(1-2, 6.56 ERA)
(3-3, 5.02 ERA)
Jerome Williams picked up the win in his last start, allowing three runs – two earned – on seven hits in five innings against the Diamondbacks. In four games and three starts against the Rockies, Williams is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA.
Jorge De La Rosa picked up his first win of the season in his last start, allowing two hits over 7 1/3 shutout innings against the Dodgers. In each of his previous four starts, De La Rosa had failed to pitch more than five innings. In nine games and seven career starts against the Phillies, De La Rosa is 2-4 with a 5.67 ERA.
Freddy Galvis drops into the lead-off spot with Ben Revere getting a day off. Chase Utley takes a turn at second in the lineup while Darin Ruf gets a start in left field. Jeff Francoeur returns to the starting lineup in right field
The Rockies make many changes to the bottom of the lineup, starting Daniel Descalso at third, Michael McKenry at catcher and Brandon Barnes in left field. Ben Pauslen gets a start at first base hitting fifth.
Gametime: 3:10 p.m.Weather: 57 degrees, cloudy, 5% PoPLocation: Coors Field, Denver, Co.TV: CSN, MLB NetworkRadio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP, SBP 1480 (Spanish)
Kevin Durso is a contributing writer and editorial assistant for Philliedelphia. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.