After a three game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies flew to Colorado where they extended their win streak to six games with a 4-3 win against the Rockies. Cole Hamels was dominant as he went 7.1 innings pitched while only allowing one run.
Jordan Lyles pitched for the Rockies. He was strong throughout his first five innings. Things came apart in the sixth inning when Odubel Herrera broke the game open with a double, scoring both Ryan Howard and Chase Utley. Carlos Ruiz added an insurance run that inning with a single that brought home Herrera, increasing Philadelphia’s lead to 4-1.
Luis Garcia came in relief for Cole Hamels in the eighth inning, and their lead had began to dwindle. Garcia gave up one run, leaving two on base, before recording the final two outs of the inning. Jonathan Papelbon came in the ninth inning for the save. Papelbon struggled slightly as he gave up on run, but was able to recover to record the final out. The save allowed the Phillies to win six straight games, the first time since 2012.
The Phillies hope to make it seven in a row as they continue their series against the Rockies at Coors Field. First pitch is tomorrow at 8:40 PM EST.