After cruising through two innings needing just 19 pitches, Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa ran into some trouble in the bottom half of the third. The southpaw would give up back-to-back singles to Carlos Ruiz and Cesar Hernandez. Cole Hamels would square around to sacrifice bunt but he would end up getting an infield single as the ball was out of reach of De La Rosa, loading the bases with one out.
De La Rosa would keep his composure, getting Ben Revere to ground into a force out as Justin Morneau fired home to get Ruiz out at the plate. Jimmy Rollins would get jammed on a pitch inside, popping up to Morneau as Chase Utley followed up lining out to Carlos Gonzalez in left. The most remarkable thing about the whole situation is De La Rosa’s pitch count was relatively low at 33 pitches through three.
Colorado would snap a 23-inning consecutive scoreless streak in the fourth inning as Drew Stubbs and DJ LeMahieu collected back-to-back singles, placing runners on first and third with no outs. Troy Tulowitzki would do his job, lacing a sacrifice fly to right scoring Stubbs to snap a 23 innings scoreless streak.
Philadelphia would counter in the bottom half of the fourth as first baseman Darin Ruf would collect a solo home run to left to tie the game up at one.
Colorado would get some much-needed production in the seventh inning as catcher Wilin Rosario clubbed a three-run shot off of Cole Hamels to take the 4-1 lead. Philly would scratch a run back in the bottom half of the inning as Ben Revere collected a solo shot to right to bring the game within two.
The Rockies would scrap together two more runs later on in the eight as Drew Stubbs doubled to left-center to score Josh Rutledge and a Brandon Barnes fielder’s choice to plate Stubbs to take the 6-2 lead.
Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez would leave the game in the top half of the fifth inning with a right calf contusion.
Notable Rockies Hitters:
- Drew Stubbs: 2-for-5, 2B, RBI.
- Michael Cuddyer: 1-for-3, R.
- Wilin Rosario: 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI.
- Josh Rutledge: Pinch-hit 3B, R.
- Jorge De La Rosa (W, 6-3): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO. 98 pitches, 61 strikes.
- Boone Logan: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 SO.
- Adam Ottavino: 1.1 IP, 1 BB, 1 SO.
- LaTroy Hawkins: 1.0 IP
The Colorado Rockies (28-24) defeat the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-2. Colorado looks for the series victory tomorrow sending right-hander Jordan Lyles (5-1, 3.45 ERA) to the hill. Philadelphia will counter with a righty of their own in Roberto Hernandez (2-2, 3.83 ERA). First-pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM ET, 5:05 PM MT.