Phillies 7, Rockies 4
WP – BJ Rosenberg (1-2, 11.37)
LP – Josh Roenicke (4-2, 2.83)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (32)
PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies are rolling, breathing new hope into their season that seemed lost a month ago.
The Phillies won the night-cap of the day/night doubleheader, sweeping the Rockies in the series with a 7-4 win. With those wins, the Phillies are six games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second Wild Card spot with 22 games to play.
Colorado scored all four of its runs in the 3rd inning against Tyler Cloyd. Cloyd, making his third career start, was done after four, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out two.
The four runs came off an RBI single by Ramon Hernadez and a three-run homer by Chris Nelson off the rookie Cloyd, giving the Rockies a 4-1 lead.
The Phillies bounced back in the game, putting two runs up in each of the 5th, 6th and 7th innings.
In the 5th, Ryan Howard cut the lead to 4-3 with his two-run single. He was thrown out trying to stretch the hit to a double but both runners crossed home before he out was recorded.
The Phillies took the lead in the 6th inning. Ty Wigginton led off the inning with a solo home run, and later in the inning, Kevin Frandsen hit an RBI single to give Philadelphia a 5-4 lead.
The Phillies added to their lead the next inning on RBI singles by Carlos Ruiz and Nate Schierholtz, giving Philadelphia a 7-4 win.
Wigginton had a great game, going 2-for-4 with a double and solo home run. Chase Utley had a three-hit day as well.
2B: Wigginton (10), Brown (8). HR: Wigginton (11).