PHILADELPHIA — It was a coulda-woulda-shoulda recreation for the Rockies.
It’ll go down within the field rating as a 2-1 defeat to the Phillies on Saturday at Residents Financial institution Park, the Rockies’ third loss in a row.
Though Colorado acquired a stable begin from right-hander Antonio Senzatela and glorious work from its bullpen, it wasn’t sufficient to beat 13 strikeouts and an absence of clutch hitting. The Rockies batted 1-for-10 with runners in scoring place, fanning 4 occasions in these conditions.
Phillies right-hander Aaron Nolan pitched six-plus innings, permitting one run on eight hits and tying his profession excessive with 12 strikeouts. He fanned David Dahl thrice, and Charlie Blackmon, Daniel Murphy and Brendan Rodgers all struck out twice.
Colorado rallied for its lone run within the seventh, sparked by catcher Tony Wolters’ leadoff triple and a follow-up, pinch-hit double by Ryan McMahon, reducing the result in 2-1. The Rockies then loaded the bases, solely to see the comeback fizzle when Murphy grounded out to quick. Murphy, who went 0-for-4, is batting .182.
Senzatela turned in his second consecutive robust begin, permitting two runs (one earned) on 5 hits over 5 innings. He struck out solely two and walked 4 however acquired large outs at key occasions.
Working example: the Phillies’ fourth. Cesar Hernandez led off with a double and Senzatela walked Odubel Herrera, however Senzatela induced Maikel Franco to floor right into a double play to 3rd baseman Nolan Arenado, then acquired Nola to cut out to first.
Bryce Harper practically dented the Liberty Bell together with his first-inning house run. His solo blast off Senzatela traveled 466 toes and sailed over the batter’s eye in middle subject, making it the longest house run by a Phillies participant right here because the Statcast period started in 2015. Harper’s house run jumped off the bat at 114.1 mph.
Philly took a 2-Zero lead within the third, profiting from sloppy Colorado protection. Jean Segura drew a one-out stroll after which raced to 3rd when left fielder Raimel Tapia booted Rhys Hoskins’ single. Segura raced house on Senzatela’s wild pitch.
Rodgers, beginning at second base for the second consecutive recreation, acquired his first big-league hit within the second, chopping the ball to 3rd, the place Franco was unable to make the play.