Joseph leads Phillies over Rockies 2-1 in 11 innings


Notable: For how bad the Phillies bullpen was to start the season, it's now their strength. Colorado sends out Tyler Anderson for the final game of the series at Philadelphia on Thursday.

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin sat usual starting 3B Mikael Franco and starting C Cameron Rupp for the second straight game.

"I was pretty happy that we got to Blackmon", Mackanin said.

Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez, left, rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Philadelphia. With one on and one out, Joseph singled home Michael Saunders in the bottom of the 11th to snap Colorado's four-game win streak.

Tommy Joseph got the first run on the board with a solo homer in the seventh.

Philadelphia squares up against the Reds this weekend, who are 22-24 this season with a 3-7 record in their last ten games.

"We lost a hard-fought game today, but now we have that combination of hitting and pitching". "We're playing good baseball.we'll go back home and try to do the same thing". They scored five of their eight runs on Tuesday night in the fourth inning.

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"I've been pitching down in the zone with all of my pitches, and that's been the difference lately", said Anderson after striking out seven and giving one run on six hits and two walks.

Quotable: "I don't really know what it is exactly".

Jeanmar Gomez, just activated from the disabled list, got the team through the 11th and earned the win. Last year, he gave up eight hits but just two runs in six innings of a win. Philadelphia stopped a five-game losing streak, winning for the fifth time in 25 games. "Winning helps with a positive environment, and looking forward to building on it". Velazquez has only thrown seven innings in a game four times in 32 career starts for the Phillies. The Rockies managed 10 hits in the game, but stranded nine runners and were a combined 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Anderson allowed just one run on six hits over seven innings with seven strikeouts. But I am seeing the ball well.

NOTES: Thursday's loss was the first of the year for the Rockies in a one-run game.

Colorado falls to 31-18 with the loss, 1.5 games ahead of the Diamondbacks and 3.0 games ahead of the Dodgers. RHP Adam Morgan was sent down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday night.The Phillies and Rockies will not meet again until a three-game series in Colorado from August 4-6, their only other time facing each other this season.The Phillies begin a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, with RHP Aaron Nola (2-1, 3.52 ERA) going against RHP Tim Adleman (2-2, 6.19 ERA).The Rockies return home Friday to start a three-game series against St. Louis.

Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela (6-1, 3.67 ERA) is to start Friday's series opener against St. Louis in Denver, where Senzatela is 4-1.

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