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Philadelphia Phillies 2, Colorado Rockies 1: Aaron Nola stifles Rockies bats

The Rockies had plenty of chances, but failed in key situations in a loss to the Phillies.

In a game that somehow both frustrating and boring, not to mention long, the Rockies dropped their second straight game in Philadelphia in a 2-1 loss to the Phillies.

The Rockies had opportunities offensively, recording nine hits and drawing a pair of walks, but could not come through when it mattered, going 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position with four strikeouts. The Rockies struck out 13 times total on the day, 12 of those coming in the six innings pitched by Phillies starter Aaron Nola.

On the pitching side of things, Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela did a good job of minimizing damage, allowing two runs, one earned, in five innings despite allowing five hits and walking four. Senzatela’s outing was cut short because it took him 101 pitches to navigate his five innings of work, with just 56 of them being strikes.

Tony Three Bags

The Rockies lone run of the afternoon came in the seventh, when Tony Wolters led off the inning with a triple and scored on a double from pinch hitter Ryan McMahon that chased Nola from the game. However, McMahon was thrown out at home trying to score from third on a ground ball from Trevor Story, who was stranded on third when Daniel Murphy’s ground out left the bases loaded.

Looking ahead

The Rockies will be looking to salvage a game in this three-game series tomorrow at Citizens Bank Park as Kyle Freeland takes the mound against Jerad Eickhoff. First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. Mountain time.