PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Odubel Herrera homered, doubled and drove in three runs, Zach Eflin pitched six robust innings and the Philadelphia Phillies once more took benefit of some shaky Colorado protection in a 10-3 rout of the Rockies on Tuesday night time.
Didi Gregorius had two hits and an RBI in his return from a bruised hand, and Bryce Harper added a pair of hits for the Phillies.
Charlie Blackmon hit two solo homers for Colorado.
Harper as soon as once more served because the designated hitter. The reigning NL MVP hasn’t performed the sector since April 16 due to a proper elbow pressure, however he did some gentle throwing on the sector earlier than the sport for the primary time since April 19. He did not sound as if he’ll be again in proper discipline anytime quickly.
“It didn’t feel great,” Harper mentioned. “I think it was improved, but not to the point where I’m going to play.”
Harper mentioned he and the Phillies will re-evaluate his elbow on Wednesday.
Eflin (1-1) allowed solely C.J. Cron’s single main off the second and Blackmon’s one-out homer to proper discipline within the sixth. The right-hander struck out three and walked one, reaching 500 profession strikeouts when he fanned Ryan McMahon within the second.
“It’s a pretty incredible accomplishment,” Harper mentioned. “He’s a workhorse for us. He looked really good tonight.”
After committing three errors that led to 4 unearned runs in Philadelphia’s 8-2 win on Monday night time, Colorado made extra errors on Tuesday.
The Phillies scored three unearned runs within the third towards German Marquez (0-1).
“Try to capitalize as much as possible on other teams’ mistakes,” Harper mentioned. “Being able to get ahead is huge.”
After Kyle Schwarber walked with one out, Alec Bohm hit a routine grounder to third that McMahon threw into the outfield whereas attempting to get the pressure at second. It was the third error in two nights for McMahon, and this one put runners on second and third.
Schwarber scored on Gregorius’ check-swing grounder to third that probably would’ve been an out if not for the shift.
Bohm reached on Marquez’s wild pitch, and Gregorius got here all the way in which dwelling from second base on the play when catcher Dom Nunez’s flip towards dwelling plate to strive to get Bohm eluded Marquez, making it 3-0.
“They’re both frustrating,” Colorado supervisor Bud Black mentioned of the errors. “Our third baseman is Gold Glove caliber and he uncharacteristically made a poor throw. Dom just got caught up in the moment. He was trying to make a baseball play, but it was ill-advised.”
Philadelphia didn’t get — or want — any assist in the fourth when it scored 4 runs on 5 hits, highlighted by RBI doubles from Rhys Hoskins and Herrera to go up 7-0. But the Phillies did get some extra help within the sixth when shortstop Jose Iglesias couldn’t make an over-the-head catch of Nick Castellanos’ lazy fly to medium left discipline. Scored a single, it put Philadelphia into double digits in runs for the second time this season.
Blackmon went deep once more to an identical spot within the eighth, marking his thirteenth profession multi-homer recreation.
Marquez lasted simply 3 2/3 innings, giving up seven runs — 4 earned — on seven hits with a strikeout and a stroll. The 2021 All-Star has a 5.57 ERA and has allowed 28 hits in 21 innings by way of 4 begins this season.
Black mentioned fastball command was a problem.
“Not good spots, that’s the key,” he mentioned.
With a victory Wednesday or Thursday, the Phillies would earn their first sequence win since taking two of three from Oakland to open the season.
Connor Joe went 0 for five with a strikeout for the Rockies, ending his 12-game hitting streak, and Randal Grichuk was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts to halt his 10-game hitting streak.
Rockies: OF Kris Bryant initially was within the beginning lineup however was a late scratch due to again soreness.
Phillies: Gregorius (bruised left hand) returned to the lineup after lacking 5 straight video games.
Rockies RHP Ryan Feltner makes his first begin of the season Wednesday night time towards Philadelphia LHP Ranger Suarez (1-0, 4.38 ERA).
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