Game Notes: Colorado Rockies Lose Another To The Phillies!
By Bobby DeMuro
May 20, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; General view of fans in the stands of Coors Field during the game between the Philadelphia Phillies against the Colorado Rockies. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Game notes from game three of the four-game series between the Colorado Rockies and Philadelphia Phillies from chilly Coors Field in Denver Wednesday night.
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The bitter cold kept fans away during the Colorado Rockies’ Wednesday night game with the Philadelphia Phillies. (Come on, seriously? It’s the second half of May. Can the sun come out already?)
The cold – or maybe Severino Gonzalez – also kept the Rockies’ bats away during the game, and a tough start by Eddie Butler turned into a dud of a game for the Rox, who are sliding fast against the lowly Phils, now having lost two of three with the fourth game in their series set for Thursday afternoon.
Blah. Ugh. Ew. Gross. Game notes:
- Brandon Barnes is back with the big club, after Drew Stubbs accepted an option to AAA Albuquerque today.
- Nobody on the Rockies had ever faced Severino Gonzalez before tonight. Similarly, nobody on the Phillies had ever faced Eddie Butler.
- Jordan Lyles pinch hit for Butler in the third inning, in case you were wondering how this game was going for the Rockies tonight.
- Ryan Howard hit his eighth (!) home run for the Phillies this year, in the third inning off Butler.
- Butler has now thrown four or fewer innings in three of his last four starts, and he hasn’t gone six innings since April 24 against the Giants. He’s tossed just 5.2 innings in his last two starts combined.
- Yohan Flande and Ken Roberts combined to throw four scoreless innings, allowing just a hit and two walks. That was good enough to keep the team in the game, and after the seventh inning (the final one Roberts threw), the Rox were down just 4-2, well within striking distance at Coors Field for a (supposedly) strong offense.
- The bats have gone cold again. So, let’s throw this poll out there one more time. Should Blake Doyle go?
The Rockies and Phillies will meet up again tomorrow afternoon in Denver, finishing out their four-game set before the San Francisco Giants come to town over the weekend.