Hittin’ Season: Phillies overpower Rockies, win second straight 10-3
The Phillies overpowered the Rockies 10-3 on Tuesday behind a 3 RBI performance from Odubel Herrera.
The purple simply doesn’t travel for the Rocks..
The Phillies had eleven hits and six different Phillies drove in runs, as they capitalized on two costly errors by the Rockies, who have now committed five over the first two games of the series. It’s honestly embarrassing for the state of Colorado
Zach Eflin was outstanding in six inning of work, allowing one earned run on only two hits. Tonight was Eflin’s 28th consecutive game with two or less walks which only two other Phillies have accomplished in team history.
Odubel Herrera led the way going 2-4, 2 R, 3 RBI in just his fourth game of the year since being activated off the injured list. Tonight was Herrera’s second multi-hit game of the season who is providing some nice pop toward the end of the lineup.
Phillies (8-10) Beat Rockies (10-7)
- Winning Pitcher: Zach Eflin (1-1, 3.20)
- Losing Pitcher: German Marquez (0-1, 5.57)
- Save: n/a
The first Rockies error of the night comes to you courtesy of Ryan McMahon who sailed this throw to second base in what should have been a double play.
Ryan McMahon gave it a nice attempt couldn’t quite make up for his previous error on this dribbler by Didi Gregorius. Kyle Schwarber scored and everyone is safe to put the Phillies ahead.
Getting your counter out because the Rockies are about to make their second error of the night courtesy of Dom Nunez. First Nunez lets a ball skip away from him, then decides he’s going to make try to channel his inner Derek Jeter, with an idiotic toss back to the plate.
Two runs score and thats what you call a disaster. The Rockies never recovered from this idiotic play.
Alec Bohm has 100% looked more confident at third base, even though he doubled clutched this ball in the process of retiring the speedy Connor Joe. Bohm’s motions and instincts appear night and day from his beginning of the season meltdown.
Take note because Odubel Herrera hits this double to the exact same spot he will hit his home run later in the game.
Jean Segura knocked in Odubel Herrera with this RBI single in the Phillies wild four-run 4th inning.
Rhys Hoskins has been hitting into ground balls this season 8% more often than his career average. Its to early to tell whether thats a concerted effort by Hoskins, or just an early season trend. He managed to knock German Marquez out of the game and add to the Phils mounting lead.
Zach Eflin gives up his only mistake of the evening to Charlie Blackmon who took this four seam fastball 402 feet to right field.
Tonight was Odubel Herrera’s second multi-hit game of the season. Having El Torito provide pop like this toward the end of the lineup is definitely a luxury, but it sure makes me feel dirty.
At this point, I’m fully expecting every fly ball or to be dropped by the Rockies defense. What the hell was Connor Joe even doing here? He totally left his teammate Jose Inglesias out to dry by forcing him to run forty yards from shortstop to not-so-shallow center field.
Nick Nelson managed to work himself out of a bases loaded jam in the 7th inning by striking out Dom Nunez.
Nick Nelson served up the second long ball of the night to Charlie Blackmon who hits extremely well at CBP.
The Phillies will look to make it three wins in row for the first time this season, as they take on the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Ranger Suarez (0-0) will get the nod against Ryan Feltner (0-0) with the first pitch scheduled for 6:45 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will carry the broadcast of the game.