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Rockies 10, Phillies 1: Big third inning leads to easy win

The Rockies took advantage of some sloppy pitching and never looked back.

The Colorado Rockies started the last week of the season off right with an easy 10-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field.

Phillies pitching comes unraveled

The Rockies scored five runs in the third inning of this one and never looked back. Nolan Arenado and Gerardo Parra delivered a flare RBI single each. Things got weird after that.

Austin Davis came on in relief for the Phillies and it didn’t go great for him. He walked in two runs against Tony Wolters and Jon Gray, so not exactly the scariest hitters on the Colorado side. Davis then kicked himself while he was down by allowing the fifth run of the inning on a wild pitch.

Rockies pile on

It was great to see the offense adding runs through the game to pad their lead. David Dahl delivered a two-run home run the other way. Parra would drive in another and Ian Desmond would have an RBI hit as well. If the offense wants to keep that up this week it would go a long way for the team’s playoff hopes.

Jon Gray was solid

Importantly, Gray stepped up in Tyler Anderson’s spot after the lefty was scratched with a bum shoulder. Gray went seven innings and struck out seven. This was a big game, and it was great to see Gray show that he was up for the moment after the team skipped his last turn in the rotation.

Up next

This series with the Phillies continues Tuesday as the Rockies look to handle their own business while cheering for losses from the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers.