Philadelphia Phillies


Jesse and Patrick Lyons from DNVR Rockies look back on their preseason predictions for the NL West. They also preview the World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros and compare the teams across four categories: offense, defense, starting pitching and relief pitching. Finally, Patrick shares some thoughts on the Colorado Rockies’ long-term future.

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder/designated hitter Bryce Harper reacts after hitting a game-winning home run in game five of the NLCS at Citizens Bank Park.

The evening desert air has a newfound crispness, coffee shops are overrun with pumpkin-flavored beverages and Game 1 of the fall classic between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros is less than 48 hours away. Baseball fans across the country are picking their sides. For many, that will be an easy choice. https://twitter.com/PHNX_Dbacks/status/1584400127925444608?s=20&t=2Z28V1iTj5C9HphUiA5z1g For others, not so much. The Astros, despite their past mistakes (more on that in a moment), have a plethora of exciting young players and a 73-year-old manager in Dusty Baker who is widely regarded as a baseball legend. Meanwhile, Justin Verlander has been pitching nearly as long as Baker has been managing and still looks as good as ever. This Phillies team is lovable in…