By: Matthew Mack
The Phillies end their road trip with the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field for three games
In the first game, both starting pitchers locked horns and kept the scoring at zero. Aaron Nola was doing his thing along with Rockies starter Chad Kuhl. It was Charlie Blackmon who ended the deadlock with a home run in the sixth along with a wild pitch thrown by reliever Jose Alvarado, scoring for another run for Colorado. Randal Grichuk tacked on two more in the next inning with a two-run RBI double. Didi Gregorius did put up a run in the eighth with an RBI double but it was not enough as the Phillies lose this game 4-1
In the next game, the game became a seesaw affair. Phillies Bryce Harper started the scoring with a line drive RBI to score Rhys Hoskins in the first inning. Matt Vierling also added another run in the fourth to extend the lead for the Phils. On the other side of the inning, the Rockies take the lead with C.J. Cron, Grichuk, and Elias Diaz knocked in runs. However, Kyle Schwarber had other plans when he smashed a two-run homer to left to take back the lead. The bullpen for the Phils could not hold it as Cron smashed his own three-run home run to snatch the lead. Schwarber and the Phils responded with another RBI to score J.T. Realmuto. However, Daniel Bard shut the door on the Phillies and recorded the save for Colorado and the win, 6-5
In the rubber match, the Rockies Ryan McMahon doubled in two to get it going in the first. However, the Phillies in the entire game hit four home runs which included Joohan Camargo going 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs along with Alec Bohm’s 2-for-4 day with a home run and three RBIs of his own. Phillies closer Corey Knebel recorded the save and secured the win for the Phillies 9-6.
The Phillies come back home to face the Milwaukee Brewers for the weekend. The Phillies end the road trip a disappointing 2-5. The hitting came and gone but the pitching is still a concern. Even though the season is still early, this team and the lineup need to get going soon. It’s still April. Remember that.