Just another one of those games on a sweltering June night. As big of a problem as situational hitting is for the Phillies, it seems to be getting worse as the season progresses. Vance Worley isn't a big fan of the heat and humidity, as seen in his dripping-wet pitcher's goggles. Despite the heat, Vance was able to pitch a fantastic ballgame, which unfortunately wouldn't result in a win.
Jimmy Rollins led off the bottom of the first with a solo shot to left field, his fifth of the season. 1-0 Phils.
We would witness a 1-0 game up until the top of the seventh inning when Chris Nelson slammed a two-run jack to the first row in left field. 2-1 Rockies.
It wasn't until after that inning when Vance Worley would be lifted. His final line: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K. He tossed 108 pitches, 62 for strikes. Not bad at all.
Chad Qualls came in for the eighth inning and allowed two singles before being replaced by Jake Diekman. Diekman ended the inning with a strikeout to Michael Cuddyer, keeping it a 2-1 game.
The Phils couldn't tie or take the lead in the eighth inning after Ty Wigginton pinch-hit a lead-off double to right-center.
It wouldn't have mattered anyway, because Wilin Rosario sent a Michael Schwimer fastball to the seats in right field with Todd Helton on base. 4-1 Colorado.
You know the rest.
The Rockies leave town after tonight, and the Tampa Bay Rays come into town to start a three game series. They'll send James Shields out against Cliff Lee.