Phillies vs Rockies: 5 players to watch for in the series
The reigning National League batting leader, Charlie Blackmon is hitting .288, a modest number considering he’s hit over .300 in three of his last five seasons.
Last year Blackmon finished fifth in the MVP voting leading with 213 hits, 13 triples, 137 runs scored, and the lofty batting average. He earned his second-consecutive Gold Glove and second All-Star selection in the process.
More from Phillies News
- Philadelphia Phillies: Most impactful transactions in 2022
- How will Rob Thomson manage the Philadelphia Phillies bullpen in 2023?
- How Phillies’ Ranger Suárez is set to build on 2022 postseason dominance
- What can Philadelphia Phillies expect from Bryson Stott in 2023?
- 3 Reasons to get excited for Phillies’ Craig Kimbrel signing
Hitting .341 in the month of June Blackmon comes into Philadelphia on a hot streak with five multi-hit games this month.
Surprisingly, Blackmon has hit 13 of his 15 home runs with a .282 batting average on the road this year. In his career Blackmon’s power numbers are nearly even on the home/road split, but he’s hit nearly eight-hundredths better at home, a staggering number from a baseball perspective.
Against Philadelphia Blackmon hits .336 with eight home runs, seven of which came in Citizens Bank Park. He’s a major weapon in the Rockies lineup, and he could haunt the Phillies throughout the series.