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The Phillies were looking for a quality start from Vance Worley tonight to snap out of their five-game losing streak. Impatient at-bats last night led to a 6-2 loss, and a terrible way to kick off the second half of the season.
Thankfully, an outburst of offense gave the Phillies a 4-0 lead in the first inning. First, Chase Utley singled to left to score Shane Victorino from second. After Ryan Howard walked, Carlos Ruiz sent a ball deep to the seats in left field for a three-run homer. Chooch continues his outstanding season.
Rookie Josh Rutledge was able to score in the third inning thanks to a single from Dexter Fowler. Fowler later scored on an RBI double from Carlos Gonzalez. The Rockies cut the Phillies' lead in half, but that's all they would get in the inning.
Vance Worley has been hitless all season, which is surprising since he went 10-45 last year. Tonight, he got his first hit on an infield single which was bobbled, and luckily, Vance ...