What a incredible baseball game last night at Coors Field. Cliff Lee pitched an excellent game again yesterday but he wasn’t the winning pitcher. Ryan Madson followed Lee in the game and that’s when everything turned sour. He gave up a single to Jason Giambi which drove in the game tying run. Then Yorvit Torrealba came to the plate and hit a 2-run double to give the Rockies a 4-2 lead heading into the bottom of the 9th innings. With Rockies’ closer Huston Street on the mound the Phillies rallied to take the lead. Ryan Howard came up with 2 runners on base and 2 outs when he ripped a double into the right field corner driving in Shane Victorino and Chase Utley to tie the game. Jayson Werth then followed Howard to the plate and he got a single to knock him in with the lead run. That wasn’t the end of the game though as lefty Scott Eyre got two outs in the 9th inning but he left two runners on for Brad Lidge. Lidge then came on and struck out Troy Tulowitzki to win the game.
The Rockies played hard in this game and they had some hitters that really stepped up in this game. Jason Giambi came up big time in this game as a pinch hitter as he singled in his only at bat driving in the game tying run. He also scored on Yorvit Torrealba’s double. Mr. October for the Rockies (Yorvit Torrealba) came up big as usual in this game as he was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs which gave the Rockies the lead in the bottom of the 8th inning. Carlos Gonzalez had another solid game as he was 2 for 4. Todd Helton was only 1 for 4 in this game but he did score 2 runs and he knocked in 1 run.
Ubaldo Jimenez was very solid in this game working the first 7 innings in which he allowed 6 hits and 2 earned runs while whiffing 7 batters. But, Huston Street blew the game pitching 2/3 of an inning in which he allowed 3 hits and 3 earned runs. He was the losing pitcher.
The Rockies lose this series 3 games to 1 to the Phillies. So maybe the Rockies will do better next year but 2009 was a good year for them regardless of the outcome of this series.