The struggling Phillies (4-8) finally got a modicum of offense but, the bullpen faltered in 6-5 loss at Coors Field.
“These are hard ones, These are really hard ones, but you’ve got to bounce back.” Manager, Joe Girardi.
Pitching was the highlight. Until Jeurys Familia made an appearance. A three run blast by CJ Cron made the difference.
Philly grabbed an early lead off Kyle Freeland (5 IP, 6 hits, 2 earned runs on 87 pitches), with Rhys Hoskins smashing a triple and Bryce Harper, celebrating his tenth year in the majors, stroking a single for the 1-0 lead.
Matt Vierling brought home Alec Bohm with asingle in the fourth to double the cushion.
Phils starter, Kyle Gibson (6 IP, 6 hits, 3 earned runs on 90 pitches), began to falter in the fourth with Kris Bryant singling Charlie Blackmon to 3rd.
Randal Grichuk knocked in Blackmon. Elias Diaz followed with a single to plate Brendan Rogers.
On to the sixth and, for the second time in two nights, Kyle Schwarber homered with JT Realmuto scoring in front of him.
To the seventh and Familia. Familia made a mistake to CJ Cron and Cron was unforgiving with a blast to score three.
A comeback was poised with Schwarber singling home Realmuto but, the Rockies escaped for the 6-5 victory.
Inside the Game:
• Cron was 1 for 2 with a walk and knocked in 4.
• Schwarber posted a 2 for 4 with 3 RBI.
• Realmuto continues to be a stand-out with a 3 for 4 night with a double.
• The Rockies have won 8 of their first 11.
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.