Rockies get dinged after opening bell, fall to Phillies, 8-5

July 14 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez (5) hits a RBI double in the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew B. Fielding-US PRESSWIRE

Jeremy Guthrie allowed a three run home run to Carlos Ruiz as part of a four run first for the Phillies, and Philadelphia never trailed from there in working its way to an eight to five victory over Colorado on Saturday night. An eighth inning three run Wilin Rosario home run briefly brought the game to within one run for the Rockies , but a two run ninth for Philadelphia and five out save by Jonathan Papelbon sealed the win.

The Rockies have been trying to showcase Guthrie for a potential trade later this month, however they better hope that opposing scouts coming to view him tonight got to their seats after he let four hits and four runs cross home in the first, as his outing was pretty successful if you take out that one big caveat. The damage wasn't completely done for a Coors Field contest, but after Adam Ottavino allowed two more runs in the sixth, the Phillies had a commanding edge for the Rockies to get around the last two innings.

Rosario, who finished two for four with a double besides the three run shot, came up with Tyler Colvin and Jordan Pacheco on base and one out in the eighth, and brought the score back to the hopeful range at six to five, but the Phillies called on Papelbon who shut down the Rockies in order for the rest of that inning and the next one to boot. Philadelphia added two more insurance runs off of Matt Belisle (with an "assist" from Rex Brothers for the last one) to make the final score.

With 15 HR's in only 205 plate appearances, Rosario would seem to have a good shot at beating Charles Johnson's 20 HR record for a Rockies catcher this season as a rookie.

The Rockies record:


34 - 53

13

Lost 1

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