Phillies storm back against the Rockies, win 4-3
The Philadelphia Phillies were back in action last night after losing to the Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Thursday and left South Philly with a comeback 4-3 win to take game two.
Aaron Nola was on the bump for the Phillies and immediately ran into some trouble in the top of the first inning.
Nola has struggled over his first four starts of the season and in the top of the first, it looked like it was going to be another rough night for the Phillies’ ace. He surrendered back-to-back singles and with two runners on and two outs, let up a three-run home run to Ryan McMahon to give the Rockies a 3-0 lead.
The first inning was a rough one for Nola, but the Phillies’ ace managed to settle in and battle through seven innings, allowing just four hits and the three earned runs he surrendered in the first, while striking out and walking three.
The Phillies finally got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth inning.
With Jake Cave at the plate, Nick Castellanos was on third base and yet again, had the opposing pitcher rattled, with Noah Davis being issued a balk to bring home the Phillies first run of the game.
Nick Castellanos: Mind Games
Cave then singled on a ground ball to third which scored Brandon Marsh to pull the Phillies within one run of the Rockies at 3-2.
Jake Cave RBI Single
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Kyle Schwarber stepped up to the plate and hit his fifth home run of the year to tie the game 3-3.
Kyle Schwarber Ties It at 3
Edmundo Sosa then stepped up to the plate and hit a line-drive single just out of reach of left fielder Jurickson Profar’s glove to score JT Realmuto and give the Phillies a 4-3 lead.
Edmundo Sosa: Phillies 4-3 over the Rockies
Topper on Edmundo Sosa after the Game
Jose Alvarado closed out the game in the top of the ninth inning with a squeaky clean inning and just like that, the Phillies came back to steal game one of the series against the Rockies, improving to 9-12 on the season.
With heavy rain expected later today, the Phillies bumped up the start time of today’s game to 3:05PM. Cristopher Sanchez will get the start for the Phillies, marking his first start of the season. He will face LHP Kyle Freehand (2-1, 3.80).