Story hits 20th and 21st HRs, Rockies beat Phillies 11-2

by Steven Clarke July 10, 2016, 23:24

Rockies catcher Tony Wolters knew pitcher Tyler Anderson could grind through an outing without his best stuff.

"I was just locked in from the beginning", Gray said. "You just simplify, keep working, trust your preparation in the cage and how it's going to translate to the field".

"That's a surprising number", Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "I felt like even though he hadn't gotten many hits the last few games, I saw better at-bats". They hit a lot of balls hard for outs, too. Five days after digging into his bag of tricks to make up for a lack of life on his fastball, Velasquez dialed up 95-MPH in the first inning of Friday's game to dispatch of red-hot Rockies rookie Trevor Story and never looked back. The Phillies have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. He also had a single for his first big league hit. Both the win and the homer were career firsts for Anderson. Joseph has awaken from his own long slumber with a four-game hitting streak following an 8-for-70 slump and has homered twice over the last three games - including a pinch-hit, three-run blast in Friday's 5-3 victory that snapped Philadelphia's five-game losing streak to Colorado.

Pinch-hitter Joseph wracked up a pair of firsts in delivering a three-run homer as part of the Phillies' four-run seventh inning.

Making his 15th start of the season, Phillies RHP Vince Velasquez surrendered two runs on eight hits and two walks, striking six batters out through six innings of work on 98 pitches. Adam Morgan was optioned to Triple-A on Thursday night to make room for Bailey. Rockies RF Carlos Gonzalez finished 3-for-5 on Friday and is batting.

Eickhoff said. "I think so, no doubt". That's all you can ask for as a player.

Reynolds led off the second with his ninth home run, and in the third, with LeMahieu and Carlos Gonzalez aboard, Story drove a 3-2 offering from Morgan into the left-field bleachers for his first homer of the game and a 5-1 Rockies lead.

On Saturday, July 9, from noon until 2 p.m., the second installment of this year's Colorado Rockies blogger panel will take place at the Blake Street Tavern, located at 2301 Blake Street, not far at all from Coors Field.

Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story follows the flight of his solo home run off Philadelphia Phillies ... The play prevented the Rockies' Blackmon, aboard with a two-out double, from scoring the tying run. He permitted seven hits, including a Ryan Howard homer in the second, and gave way to Boone Logan with runners on first and second in the seventh inning. "But I made that pitch and I hung it over the plate".

Rockies: OF Gerardo Parra (ankle) participated in running drills for the first time since he went on the 15-day disabled list in the middle of June, Weiss said. Phillies RHP Aaron Nola, who was scratched from his start Thursday to give him a breather, threw a two-inning simulated game.

Rockies: With RHP Christian Bergman nearing a return from a strained left oblique that has sidelined him since May 20, team officials are discussing whether to insert him into the rotation or use him in long relief.

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