Late Offense Leads Rockies Past Phillies

Rockies 6, Phillies 2
WP – Christian Friedrich (5-6, 5.60)
LP – Cliff Lee (1-6, 3.92)

DENVER — The second half of the season didn’t get off exactly the way the Phillies were hoping.

A dismal offensive showing mixed in with a flustered Cliff Lee led to a 6-2 loss to the Rockies on Friday. The Rockies offense poured it on in the late innings, putting this game away early.

With the score tied 1-1, it all came crashing down on a frustrated Lee in the 6th inning. Lee allowed five batters to reach base with two outs, including an RBI on a sacrifice fly by Jason Rutledge and an RBI single by Eric Young to make it 3-1.

After Lee’s day ended, Michael Schwimer got hit around in the 7th inning. An RBI single by Ramon Hernandez and an RBI triple by Michael Cuddyer gave Colorado a 5-1 lead. Cuddyer then came home on an over-throw by Carlos Ruiz on a pick-off attempt to make it 6-1.

2B: Rollins (20). 3B: Rollins (5).



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