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.

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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.

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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.

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