If you didn't know any better, you'd think you were watching a replay of that game this afternoon. That's how similar the two games were.
Once again, the Rockies jumped out to an early lead. After a scoreless first inning from Cole Hamels, the Rockies scored a couple of two-out runs on singles by D.J. LaMahieu and Tyler Chatwood.
Just like on Friday, that was all the Rockies could manage off of Hamels. He lasted seven innings allowing two runs on five hits. He walked one and struck out six.
The Phillies didn't take as long to manage the hit that tied it. Once again, it was a two-run double. This one was off the bat of Ryan Howard, scoring Hamels and Chase Utley all the way from first.
That score would hold as the bullpen held the Rockies off the board. Antonio Bastardo and Phillippe Aumont split the eighth inning. Jonathan Papelbon worked through a grueling ninth inning to keep the game tied.
The Phillies found some more ninth-inning magic with two outs. Jimmy Rollins got on base with a one-out single. He was tagged out trying to go to third on a weak comebacker to the mound off the bat of Nate Schierholtz. While Rollins was in a rundown, Schierholtz advanced to second.
After intentional walks to Utley and Howard, with a lot of crazy baserunning thanks to four passed balls on Wilin Rosario, the bases were loaded for John Mayberry Jr.
Mayberry lined a pitch to left that was nearly caught on a diving attempt by Carlos Gonzalez, but popped out of his glove as he hit the ground. That was a single and another walk-off win for the Phillies, their 11th of the season, giving them a 3-2 win over the Rockies.
This is exactly the way the Phillies needed this stretch of 13 games to start. Perhaps they could have won these games with a little less drama, but a win is a win.
Still, the Phillies continue to try to turn this season into one with a winning record. They are now 68-71 and could improve further tonight by sweeping the doubleheader and the series.
The goal was to win every series on this stretch featuring the Rockies, Marlins, Astros and Mets. They have won the series against the Rockies, but a sweep would be better. They can get it tonight.
Tyler Cloyd, fresh off his first career win, will make the start against Drew Pomeranz.Kevin Durso is a contributor for Philliedelphia. You can follow him on twitter @KDursoPhilsNet.