July 14 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Matt Belisle (34) reacts after being pulled in the top of the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field. The Phillies defeated the Rockies 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Andrew B. Fielding-US PRESSWIRE

Rockies’ Rally Falls Short


Phillies 8, Rockies 5

If you ever wanted a clear sign that things are not meant to be, look no further than a pitcher going 2-for-3. RHP Vance Worley was 0-21 coming into the game and proceeded to hit a two run double.

Adam Ottavino pursued a usually wise decision to walk Mike Fontenot with two-outs to get to pitcher Vance Worley. Problem is, Worley had different plans as he smacked a two-run double down the right field line, putting the Phillies up 6-2.

Jeremy Guthrie allowed four runs on seven hits, while walking two. The four-runs in four innings look bad, but if you’re looking for a positive, Guthrie gave up all four runs in the first inning and managed to work the remainder of his start allowing no runs. Guthrie buried himself out of the gate giving up a double to Shane Victorino, an RBI single to Chase Utley and then walking Ryan Howard. Carlos Ruiz was able to take advantage early with men on and cranked a three-run homer.

Guthrie now has an ERA of 9.31 at Coors Field.

Wilin Rosario made another case as to why the Rockies need to remain patient with his development. The dreaded word with this team has been potential, but Rosario’s offensive upside can’t be ignored. He had two hits, including an eighth inning three-run homer to put the Rockies back in position to win within one run.

Unfortunately, Matt Belisle couldn’t keep the score 6-5 and gave up two runs in the ninth.

Tyler Colvin proved why you always need to hustle and have field awareness. Colvin decided to jog back to first after Jordan Pacheco hit a ball to center field and was thrown out at first.

The Rockies have put themselves in the position to win their first series at home since the beginning of June.

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