Photos by Abbie Parr.
It was a game full of mistakes for Colorado Rockies Wednesday night at Coors Field. The Rockies fell 4-2 to the Philadelphia Phillies (18-24), worsening their record for the season to 14-23.
The Phillies, currently on a hot streak winning the last seven of eight games, had no problem hitting against starting pitcher Eddie Butler, scoring two runs the first inning. Pitching coach Steve Foster seemed to agree with the booing of the crowd, and Buttler was pulled from game after the third inning and replaced by back-up pitcher Yohan Flande.
Pitching was not the only problem for the Rockies. They also suffered from a critical dropped fly ball in the outfield and gave up a base steal when first baseman Wilin Rosario missed a catch coming from his teammate that could have counted as an out.
The Rockies did not show signs of life until the fourth inning when outfielder Carlos González hit a line drive into the outfield, allowing Charlie Blackmon to put the Rockies on the board, cutting the Phillies’ lead to 4-1. Although the Rockies would score again in the seventh inning, it wouldn’t be enough for a comeback.
The final home game against the Phillies is currently being played at Coors Field, where the Rockies hope to tie the series with the Phillies at 2-2.
Collegian Photo Editor Abbie Parr can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @AbbsParr.