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. The Rockies quiet for five.
Unfortunately, German Marquez did much the same to the Phillies. Rhys Hoskins drove 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.
Harper finished a career-high five hits. Seconds before his RBI double in the twelfth, Franzke and Frandsen were discussing how he'd get his high-high hits, and Frandsen says "lets' see some history." Well said, Kev.
The injury bug struck again. Scott Kingery, starting at the time of the injured Jean Segura, had to come out in the fifth with a hamstring strain. McCutchen is walking in the sixth, moving to second on Phil Gosselin's single, and tweaked his knee. This coming after Segura's injury on Tuesday and Odubel Herrera is going on the IL on Thursday. Four injuries to key players in four days. That's a tough one for any team, let alone splitting the four games.