The Phillies are a long way with competing from the best
The Rockies came into Philadelphia as the National League’s best team with a 28-17 record. Meanwhile, the Phillies were 15-26 with the third-worst record in the NL. They were already losers of seven straight series and 17 of their previous 21 games.
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With the series now over, it is easy to see the differences between these two teams. The Rockies scored eight runs in the first two games and seven in the third. Stronger pitching held them to one run on Thursday, but the difference in talent was clear.
The Rockies outscored the Phillies by 17 runs during the series. Philadelphia’s hitters went quiet while the Rockies went on the offensive.
Colorado got strong starts from rookies German Marquez and Jeff Hoffman while Jerad Eickhoff and Zach Eflin struggled in their respective outings.
Seeing the Rockies go from the cellar of the NL West to the top is great for them, but watching them utterly dominate the Phillies shows just how far the latter is from actually competing again in the National League.