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4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT, May 24, 2017
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  Attendance: 19,160

Phillies hope Hellickson helps stop losing streak

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Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies

  1. The Phillies won their last four games against Colorado in 2016, after the Rockies had won six of the previous seven games in the series.
  2. Since a six-game win streak through April 27, Philadelphia is an MLB-worst 4-17 (.190) since April 28. The Phillies have lost all seven series played over that span.
  3. Colorado has the National League's best record overall (28-17, .622) and on the road (15-7, .682). Both are the best records in team history at this point in the season (through 45 overall games and 22 road games).
  4. The Rockies scored 26 runs on 38 hits over the weekend in Cincinnati, winning two of three games. It was their most runs scored in a three-game series on the road since September 23-25, 2008 at San Francisco (27 runs).
  5. Switch-hitter Cesar Hernandez is batting .325 from the left side of the plate this season, compared to .231 as a righty. For his career he's batting 31 points higher from the right side (.305) than the left (.274).
  6. Jerad Eickhoff is one of four MLB pitchers to have started at least eight games this season without winning one (0-4). He's gotten just 2.56 runs of support per nine innings (13/45.2), lowest in the National league (min. 1 IP/Team G).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 5/22/2017 thru 5/25/2017

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies have lost 19 of their past 23 games, and aside from the emergence of rookie right fielder Aaron Altherr, they are giving Philadelphia fans very little to look forward to this summer.

So, why not call up another outfielder from the minors ahead of the third game of a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.

Through 41 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season, center fielder Roman Quinn is batting .269 with a .353 on-base-plus-slugging percentage and eight stolen bases.

The Phillies, meanwhile, have scored just 16 runs in their last eight games and have gotten very little offense from the top of their batting order. They also have an outfield vacancy with Daniel Nava going on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday due to a left hamstring strain.

"It was talked about," Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin said of promoting Quinn, who turned 24 last week and was the Phillies' second-round pick of the 2011 draft. "They're going to move him when the time is right for him. At the same time, I think we can get by with a short bench right now.

"That will give everybody more time down below to get more playing time, which is important. We don't want to make a decision where we're just using a Band-Aid for a short time to move Roman Quinn here. We'll wait and see."

Philadelphia (15-28) has lost four in a row and 11 of 13 after falling 8-2 to Colorado on Tuesday. The Phillies have not strung together two wins in a row since winning six straight from April 20-27. On Wednesday, they will turn to right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, who leads the club with a 5-1 record and has a 3.44 ERA.

Hellickson, 30, won his last start, allowing two runs (one earned) in six innings during a 7-2 decision over the Pirates. He exited due to pain in his side but is expected to be find for Wednesday.

The Phillies are 8-1 in games Hellickson has started. He won his only career appearance against the Rockies, allowing one earned run in seven innings last season.

Colorado will give right-hander Tyler Chatwood (3-6, 5.09 ERA) his 10th start of the season. Chatwood allowed two runs on five hits in five innings in his last start, a 2-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. Chatwood allowed a season-high five walks while striking out four.

After going 8-1 with a league-best 1.69 ERA on the road last season, Chatwood is 1-3 with a 3.91 ERA in road starts this season. In five career starts against Philadelphia, Chatwood is 2-2 with a 4.15 ERA, but he is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA in two career starts at Citizens Bank Park.

Rockies manager Bud Black said the biggest reason his club is leading the National League with a 30-17 record is consistency in all facets of the game.

"Day in and day out, on the mound, in the field, and at the plate, we're doing the things we need to do," Black said. "The focus is high, the discipline is high, and we have a combination of the pitching, hitting and defense doing their thing."

Updated May 24, 2017

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