Philadelphia Phillies 6, Colorado Rockies 5

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Playoffs by chinmusic on Monday 12 October 2009 at 10:37 am

The Rockies lost a heartbreaker last night at home as Ryan Howard knocked in Jimmy Rollins in the 9th inning to break a 5-5 tie and then Phillies’ closer Brad Lidge worked a scoreless 9th inning to finish off the Rockies. Jason Hammel got pummeled by the Phillies in this game working the first 3 2/3 innings in which he allowed 4 hits, walked 3 batters and gave up 4 earned runs. But the bullpen kept the Rockies close until the 9th inning when the Phillies got to closer Huston Street. Street pitched the 9th inning and he allowed 2 hits, walked 1 batter and he allowed 1 earned run. He was the losing pitcher. The Rockies had quite a few batters swinging a good stick last night. It all starts with Carlos Gonzalez who was a beast in the leadoff spot for the Rockies. He was 3 for 4 with a double, homer, stolen base, 3 runs scored and 1 RBI. Dexter Fowler followed him in the lineup and he was 2 for 4. Todd Helton had a solid game also as he was 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. Despite his bad year Garrett Atkins continues to swing a solid stick as he was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs. The Rockies are now down 2-1 in this series with Game #4 later today.

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