Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 7/13/12

Final: Phillies 2, Rockies 6.

WP: Christian Friedrich (5-6, 5.60 ERA)

LP: Cliff Lee (1-6, 3.92 ERA)

Coming off of a much needed break, the Phillies sought to get the unofficial second half of the season off to a right track Friday night in Colorado.  

Unfortunately, the offense was only able to score two runs, and the combined struggle from the pitching and bullpen prevented a victory in the series opener.

Attendance: 33,346

Starting Pitching Summary:

  • Cliff Lee: 6.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 0 HR, 3.92 ERA
  • Christian Friedrich: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 0 HR, 5.60 ERA

In the 'Pen:

  • Matt Belisle (7th): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR, 1.89 ERA
  • Michael Schwimer (7th): 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 4.79 ERA
  • Kyle Kendrick (7th, 8th): 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 4.87 ERA
  • Rex Brothers (8th): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR, 3.82 ERA
  • Josh Roenicke (9th): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR, 2.47 ERA

Scoring Summary:

  • Bottom of the 2nd (Phillies 0, Rockies 1): Josh Rutledge doubles (1) on a line drive to center fielder Shane Victorino. Michael Cuddyer scores.
  • Top of the 3rd (Phillies 1, Rockies 1): Jimmy Rollins doubles (20) on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Carlos Gonzalez. John Mayberry scores.
  • Bottom of the 6th (Phillies 1, Rockies 2): Josh Rutledge out on a sacrifice fly to right fielder Hunter Pence. Tyler Colvin scores.
  • Bottom of the 6th (Phillies 1, Rockies 3): Eric Young singles on a line drive to left fielder John Mayberry. Jordan Pacheco scores.
  • Bottom of the 7th (Phillies 1, Rockies 4): Ramon Hernandez singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence. Carlos Gonzalez scores.
  • Bottom of the 7th (Phillies 1, Rockies 5): Michael Cuddyer triples (2) on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence. Ramon Hernandez scores.
  • Bottom of the 7th (Phillies 1, Rockies 6): With Tyler Colvin batting, throwing error by Carlos Ruiz on the pickoff attempt. Michael Cuddyer scores.
  • Top of the 8th (Phillies 2, Rockies 6): Chase Utley out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Dexter Fowler. Jimmy Rollins scores.
What's Next:
  • Saturday, July 14, 2012; 8:10 pm EST
  • Philadelphia Phillies (37-51) at Colorado Rockies (34-52)
  • Vance Worley (4-5, 3.54 ERA) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (3-8, 6.05 ERA)
  • TV: CSN
  • Radio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP

Matt Rappa is a contributor for Buzz on Broad. You can find him on Twitter at @mattrappa.

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