Maybe seeing a really bad pitching staff was the cure for what ails the Phillies, as the Rockies allowed 9 or more runs again for the third time in the series and the Phillies swept Colorado right on out of the city.
Didi Gregorius was the hitting star of this one. He had two home runs on the day, both off of starter Anthony Senzatela, driving in four runs on the day and raising his batting line to a robust .346/.385/.596. Since this is his contract year, he’s putting up the kind of line that tends to get a guy paid. The rumors of the team approaching him with an extension have been growing hotter by the day, but to this point, he has rebuffed all inquiries.
Scott Kingery also helped his cause as well, also going 3 for 4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. There were also rumors of his being sent down to Lehigh Valley for a bit to help him get his feet under him, but days like this show why the team continues to have faith he’ll turn it all around.
Zach Eflin had a solid start on the day. A very economical 95 pitches allowed him to get into the seventh inning, only allowing three runs on six hits while walking two and striking out five. One of his better starts of the season.
The big, bad Braves come to town tomorrow with the Phillies only two games behind them for second place in the East.