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Welcome to the second half of the 2012 MLB season. Typically, the Phillies are a much better team during the second half than in the first half. They didn't look like it tonight in Colorado. After a four-day break for the All-Star Game and its festivities, Cliff Lee was looking for that second win after coming off of his first on July 4th against the Mets.
Josh Rutledge, a recent call-up in Denver, stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the second. He not only recorded hit first major league hit, but he plated his first RBI with a double to center to score Michael Cuddyer.
The Phils came back and tied it in the top of the third. Jimmy Rollins doubled to left field to score John Mayberry, Jr.
Rutledge added to his already impressive night with a sacrifice fly to right which scored Tyler Colvin in the sixth inning. Eric Young, Jr. added an RBI single to left, and the Rockies jumped ahead to a 3-1 lead.
Cliff Lee would only go six innings tonight...