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Final - 4.11.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia Phillies 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 1 1 8 15 0
Colorado Rockies 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
WP: Brett Myers (1 - 0)
LP: Jorge De La Rosa (0 - 1)

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While it certainly wasn't as bad as Jorge De La Rosa's last outing against the Phillies, tonight's performance against the defending world champions (2-3) also resulted in a loss for the Rockies (3-2). De La Rosa (0-1) went 4.2 IP, giving up five runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts in a losing effort. From watching the game it appeared that De La Rosa was on the most part locating his pitches well and throwing with good velocity. Unfortunately, he gave up a key bases clearing double to Ryan Howard in the third and got into trouble in the fifth, getting pulled with runners on first and third. Ryan Speier then allowed a two-run triple to Jayson Werth, and the Phillies never looked back.

Offensively, the Rockies were only able to muster four hits against Brett Myers (1-1), though three of them were home-runs--off the bats of Troy Tulowitzki, Garrett Atkins, and Clint Barmes--and the other was a double by Brad Hawpe. Myers went seven innings to improve his record against the Rockies to 7-0 (5-0 at Coors Field) and the Phillies pounded out 15 hits against the Rockies' pitching staff.

Also of interest in the game was the Rockies debut of Jason Hammel, who was recently acquired from the Rays. He went 2.2 innings and gave up five hits and two runs. Most of the batters Hammel faced hit the ball hard off of him, including a seventh inning home-run by Raul Ibanez. All in all, the Rockies' bullpen gave up three runs on nine hits in 4.1 IP.


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