A visit from the Colorado Rockies might be what the struggling Philadelphia Phillies need to end their latest rough stretch.
The Phillies look to snap a six-game home skid and continue their recent dominance over the Rockies on Tuesday night.
A sweep at the hands of Toronto to complete a 3-6 interleague trip added to the frustration surrounding the Phillies (31-37), who have lost 12 of 15 and are last in the NL East.
"It's not a good mood," said right fielder Hunter Pence, who is 4 for 21 in his last five home games. "When you don't win, it's not a good mood. It's horrible."
Philadelphia returns to Citizens Bank Park trying to avoid its first seven-game home losing streak since Aug. 12-19, 2004. Despite the struggles, Phillies players remain optimistic.
"That's why it's a long year," said slugger Jim Thome, who hit his 608th home run in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Blue Jays. "You keep battling and you obviously don't want to go through the times we're going through."
Thome went 1...