The Colorado Rockies continued their winning ways on Monday night, claiming an 8-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the City of Brotherly Love. It continued what has been an amazing 10-game trip for the Rockies, a journey that has seen them win the first game of every matchup on their way to a 5-2 record with three games in Philadelphia left to play.
Behind the pitching of Jeff Hoffman and the slugging of Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado, the Rockies flexed their muscles against Philadelphia on Monday night. It’s becoming a familiar theme for Colorado, now a National League-best 29-17 on the season. Let the starting pitching do its job and let a dominant offense do its job at the plate.
While the trip has been a success so far, there are still three games left to play in Philadelphia. What happens in those three games will determine just how successful this road trip will be for the Rockies.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at three players who will play a pivotal role in Colorado’s success or failure to win the series in Philadelphia.