The Colorado Rockies face a huge series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Rockies are 85-70 which places them in second place in the division behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, the Rockies are only down 1.5 games to the Dodgers.
The Rockies have a strong team within all aspects whether it be offensively, defensively or within the bullpen.
Can the Rockies gain the ground to win the division and make a statement in October?
Taking the mound for the Colorado Rockies is right-handed pitcher Chad Bettis.
Bettis has a current record of 5-2 with a 5.18 ERA on the season. Throughout this season, Bettis has pitched 114.2 innings all while striking out 77 batters successfully.
As I mentioned earlier, the Colorado Rockies have proven durability within the bullpen. One key player within the bullpen is right-handed relieve pitcher Wade Davis.
Through the season, Davis has recorded 41 saves while maintaining a 4.26 ERA. Davis has the ability to successfully get across the plate and has struck out a total of 74 batters in this season.
Offensively, the Rockies have an intense duo within shortstop Trevor Story and third baseman Nolan Arenado.
Arenado currently is batting .293 while blasting 34 HRs and driving in a total of 103 runs this season. With those stats, Arenado leads the Rockies in all three offensive categories.
Story is not far behind as he is currently batting .290 alongside recording a total of 33 HRs and 102 RBIs on the season.
On the rubber for the Phillies is right-handed pitcher Vince Velasquez.
Velasquez is currently riding a 9-11 record alongside a 4.59 ERA on the season.
Throughout his 143 innings pitched, Velasquez has recorded a total of 159 strikeouts.
As the Rockies infielders have provided a strong performance offensively throughout the season, the Phillies have seen a lot of success and potential come from within the outfield.
Both centerfielder Odubel Herrera and left fielder Rhys Hoskins have both had exciting seasons offensively.
Herrera leads the Phillies with a .256 batting average in this season. Herrera has also recorded 22 home runs and 68 RBIs. The stats have proven to provide a glimpse of hope within the Phillies organization for such a young and talented team.
Rhys currently leads the Phillies with 32 home runs and 93 RBIs throughout the season all while managing a .245 batting average.
Both Rhys and Herrera could potentially maintain the success within the outfield in the coming years. They both have had impressive seasons and will continue to improve heading into 2019.