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Things to do in Denver when you’re injured: Rockies 4, Phillies 3

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Welp.

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Colorado Rockies
Two of our good good baseball boys.
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Velasquez was brilliant for five innings, scattering four hits among seven strikeouts, but things took a turn in the sixth. A Trevor Story homer and back-to-back doubles tied the game at 2 and put an end to Velasquez’s night. He had to deal with a runner on in every inning, but still kept the Rockies quiet for five.

Unfortunately, German Marquez did much the same to the Phillies. Rhys Hoskins drove in Andrew McCutchen in the first, and JT Realmuto scored Bryce Harper with a sac fly in the fifth, and that was it.

The Phils’ bullpen was solid, allowing only one hit in six innings of work... a walkoff homerun to Charlie Blackmon. Which, man, talk about disappointment. One strike away from a win for the second time this year, and there it went.

Harper finished with a career-high five hits. Seconds before his RBI double in the twelfth, Franzke and Frandsen were discussing how he’d tied his then-high of four hits, and Frandsen says “lets’ see some history.” Well said, Kev.

The injury bug struck again. Scott Kingery, starting at short in place of the injured Jean Segura, had to come out in the fifth with a hamstring strain. McCutchen drew a walk in the sixth, moved to second on Phil Gosselin’s single, and tweaked his knee. This coming after Segura’s injury on Tuesday and Odubel Herrera going on the IL (I still have a hard time with it not being the DL) on Thursday. Four injuries to key players in four days. That’s a tough one for any team, let alone splitting the four games.

This one hurt. But oh well. Onward. Thanks for staying up late with us. Boat drinks.