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Joe Blanton took the hill tonight against the Rockies, looking to take this series from them and earn his seventh win on the season. It would be a wild ballgame tonight, especially the ending.
The Phils scored first this evening in the first inning. Hunter Pence grounded out to score Juan Pierre from third.
Wilin Rosario homered to dead center in the second inning to score Jordan Pacheco and Chris Nelson, giving the Rockies a 3-1 lead.
Michael Martinez erased that lead with a three run homer of his own, a dinger to right center, scoring Placido Polanco and John Mayberry, Jr. 4-3 Phillies in the bottom of the second.
More home runs went flying tonight, the third coming from Michael Cuddyer in the third inning, and Chris Nelson sent a solo shot of his own in the fourth. 5-4 Rockies.
In the bottom of the fourth, Jimmy Rollins doubled to right field to score Mayberry, tying up the game at 5 a piece.
Joe Blanton's final line from tonight: 7 IP, 5 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 6 K. Antonio Ba...
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Denver, CO – Troy Tulowitzki will have surgery today to repair scar tissue around a nerve in his groin. In his Major League career Tulowitzki has already missed 168 games due to injury in a little over 4 seasons with the Colorado Rockies. That is equal to a season and 6 additional games. Tulo can’t … Continue reading »
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