National League Game Summary - Colorado at Philadelphia, Game Two|
(Sunday, September 9th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 7, Colorado 4
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Ty Wigginton homered and scored twice as
the Philadelphia Phillies downed the Colorado Rockies, 7-4, to sweep a
day/night doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park.
John Mayberry Jr. knocked in the game-winning run in the ninth inning to lift
the Phillies to a 3-2 win over the Colorado in the early portion.
Ryan Howard added a pair of RBI in the nightcap for Philadelphia, which won
its fourth straight.
Tyler Cloyd allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk in a four-inning start
for the Phillies, but six pitchers combined to shut down Colorado from there.
B.J. Rosenberg (1-2) received the win with a scoreless sixth inning.
Jonathan Papelbon worked around a two-out double in the ninth to secure his
32nd save of the year.
"Those guys are the bridge to me and we are being successful with a lot of
young guys in the bullpen right now that have stepped it up," Papelbon said.
Chris Nelson hit a three-run home run for the Rockies, who have dropped six of
Josh Roenicke (4-2) surrendered four runs -- two earned -- on five hits in 1
1/3 innings to take the loss.
Philadelphia struck first in the second inning when Wigginton hit a leadoff
double and came home two batters later on Michael Martinez's base hit.
Colorado, though, answered in the third inning with four runs to take the
lead. Following three straight two-out singles by Jordan Pacheco, Tyler Colvin
and Ramon Hernandez, scoring Pacheco, Nelson hammered a ball over the left-
field wall to hand the Rockies a 4-1 advantage.
The Phillies cut into their deficit in the fifth inning after Mayberry reached
first with two outs on a fielding error by Nelson and advanced to second on a
Chase Utley single. Both runners advanced a base on Roenicke's throwing error
on a pickoff attempt to second base before coming home on Howard's single off
the wall in right field.
Howard was thrown out at second while trying to stretch the hit into a double
to end the inning.
Philadelphia then regained the lead in the sixth inning, starting with
Wigginton's leadoff blast to left field.
Martinez and pinch-hitter Carlos Ruiz followed with singles to place runners
on the corners before Matt Reynolds was summoned from the bullpen and
surrendered a pinch-hit, RBI single on a dribbler towards third base by Kevin
A Jimmy Rollins base hit to left field loaded the bases with one out, but new
pitcher Edgmer Escalona fanned Mayberry and induced a grounder to second by
Utley to end the inning and keep it a 5-4 game.
After Colorado left the tying run on second base in the top of the seventh,
the Phillies added to their lead in the bottom of the frame when Domonic Brown
hit a two-out double into the right-field corner, advanced to third on
shortstop Jonathan Herrera's fielding error and came home on a Ruiz base hit
up the middle.
"We can't make five errors and win, it's that simple," Rockies manager Jim
Nate Schierholtz followed with a bloop single to right field to plate Martinez
for a 7-4 lead.
Utley finished with three hits and a run scored ... Colorado fell to 15-22
against the NL East this season ... The Rockies hit 2-for-9 with runners in
scoring position and left seven men on base ... Philadelphia went 6-for-13
with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 ... Drew Pomeranz allowed one
run on four hits and a walk over a four-inning start for Colorado.
09/10 00:24:26 ET