Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Phils hang on to extend win streak to 6 at Denver with 4-3 win

Cole Hamels earns the win last night as the Phils hold on to a 4-3 victory

They made it interesting, but the Phillies earned their 6th win in a row last night in Colorado despite a fierce comeback towards the end of the game by the Rockies.

The Phils had a 4-1 lead into the 8th inning, but a single knocked home 1-run in a play at the plate that was reviewed. The Phillies lost that review, as Carlos Gonzalez slid into home under the tag of Carlos Ruiz.

 Rockies DJ LeMahieu smacked a one out triple in the bottom of the 9th inning off the right field wall over an out stretched Jeff Francoeur. Obidel Herrera was backing up Frenchy and was there to pickup the ball and throw it in as Francoeur had crashed off the fence and fell down, unable to make a play on the hit.

LeMahieu would score and make it 4-3 but Jonathan Papelbon closed out the game, and got the save and earned Cole Hamels his 4th win of the season.

There was plenty of action in this game, a couple of great catches from both teams, and Rockies player Nick Hundley was thrown out of the game arguing a check swing call from first base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt. At the time, it was the bottom of the 8th and the Rockies had two runners on base and the score was 4-2. Hundley flied out to left field to end the inning and the Rockies threat ended, Hundley then got into it with Wendelstedt.

This current winning streak by the Phils was the longest winning streak since the team won 7 in a row back in September of 2012. 

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