The Phillies' two-game winning streak was wiped away rather quickly and easily, as the Rockies rode a six-run first inning on Saturday to a 10-5 win. Gone too were the Phillies recent gains in the division from Friday's comeback win with the Nationals and Braves both pulling out late victories.
The Phillies (33-36) now must rebound as the Rockies (36-33) look to continue their strong season so far in the series finale at Coors Field on Sunday afternoon.
Cole Hamels (2-9, 4.45 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Hamels allowed two runs in six innings in his last start against the Twins, taking a no-decision in the Phillies' 3-2 loss. Hamels faced the Rockies three times in 2012, going 2-0 with a 1.96 ERA. In his career against the Rockies, Hamels is 3-1 with a 2.37 ERA. At Coors Field, he is 1-1 with a 5.09 ERA.
The Phillies will face right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (4-3, 4.52 ERA). Chacin allowed two runs in five innings in his last start, picking up the win against the Nationals. Chacin is 1-0 in his career against the Phillies with a 1.21 ERA. At Coors Field, he is 16-17 with a 4.40 ERA.
- On the Phillies' current 10-game road trip, which concludes today, they are averaging 3.8 runs per game. During that stretch, their pitchers also have an ERA of 4.90.
- Saturday marked a rare loss for the Phillies when scoring four or more runs. In their last 23 games scoring at least four runs, the Phillies have won 19 times.
- The Phillies had a six-game winning streak against the Rockies snapped yesterday. Since 2008, the Phillies are 27-7 at Coors Field. The Phillies also haven't lost a series against the Rockies in that time, going 10-0-1 in the last 11 series against Colorado.
- Ben Revere CF
- Kevin Frandsen 2B
- Jimmy Rollins SS
- Ryan Howard 1B
- Domonic Brown LF
- John Mayberry Jr. RF
- Freddy Galvis 3B
- Humberto Quintero C
- Cole Hamels P
Cole Hamels will start today's game.
- Dexter Fowler CF
- Josh Rutledge SS
- Carlos Gonzalez LF
- Michael Cuddyer RF
- Wilin Rosario C
- Jordan Pacheco 1B
- Nolan Arenado 3B
- D.J. LeMahieu 2B
- Jhoulys Chacin P
Jhoulys Chacin will start today's game.
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