Phillies Lose 12-2 to the Rockies, Despite 2 HRs from Harper
The Phillies dropped two of three for the second series in a row today by a final score of 10-2. The pitching folded, the defense wasn’t great, the bats weren’t going, and the manager was making bad decisions. An all around bad day for the Phils, who now sit at 10-11 and one game back of the Mets for first place in the NL East.
Chase Anderson continued his struggles today on the mound. Anderson was pulled (late) in the 4th inning, exiting the game with 3.2 IP, 6 ER, 2 K, and 3 BB. Girardi’s decision making was very poor today, letting Anderson give up two runs, then load the bases, to eventually pull him with the bases loaded and give a new pitcher a hard task. David Hale entered the game, and Trevor Story welcomed him like any hitter would want to. Story jacked a grand slam into the left field seats, and the Rockies bats stayed hot for the rest of the day.
Bryce Harper has been absolutely raking for this team lately. Bryce obliterated two more home runs today, making it look easy at Coors Field. Harper’s average is now up to .338, with 6 HR, 10 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.132 on the year. He’s beating his MVP numbers from 2015, and he’s seeing the ball extremely well at the plate. Bryce also flashed the leather today as he gunned a runner from 200 feet plus, on a play at the plate from right field.
Pitching struggles and inconsistent hitting strikes the team again, as they drop to the Rockies by a final score of 10-2. The team travels to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals for a four game series, starting on Monday.
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