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Rockies score six in first as Chatwood wins in return

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DENVER -- Tyler Chatwood pitched his way out of trouble sometimes and got some help from his defense at other moments, too.

It all added up to a successful return from injury for the Colorado Rockies' starter on Saturday.

Chatwood pitched five effective innings in his first outing since a recent triceps injury, Tyler Colvin homered during Colorado's six-run first, and the Rockies snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

The Rockies also relied on solid defense to end a six-game skid against the Phillies. They turned three double plays and got a gem from third baseman Nolan Arenado, who snared Jonathan Pettibone's sharply hit grounder in the second with a diving stop and made a one-hop throw from his backside to get the Phillies pitcher.

In the first inning, one out after Michael Young's RBI single, left fielder Carlos Gonzalez also threw out Young at the plate as he tried to score on Ryan Howard's double.

"That was pretty special," Chatwood said of Arenado's defensive gem. "That might have saved a run, and CarGo definitely saved a run, throwing out a guy from the wall. Our defense has been good all year and it definitely helped me out of some jams."

Chatwood induced a double-play grounder in the fourth, after allowing a leadoff walk, and another in the fifth after successive singles to start the inning. Chatwood said he used his two-seam fastball to get both grounders.

"I thought Chat did an outstanding job,'' Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "What I really liked is when he got in trouble, he got the double-play ball. I think he's really focused on doing that this year. That's been his approach in those situations and he's been able to get it done."

Wilin Rosario had three hits, all for extra bases, Arenado was 3 for 4 with two RBI, and Chatwood pitched in with two hits, including an RBI single.

But it was Arenado's remarkable stop and throw from the ground to nail Pettibone that resonated after the game, even with the Phillies.

"I wanted to snap something that way," Pettibone said. "It's going to be on Top Ten. He's a good player. You just tip your cap."

Arenado was more understated in describing his stellar play.

"I was just able to make a dive," he said. "It was just reaction. I got the ball, and from an angle I just threw it, tried to get the ball out of my hand as quick as I could. Luckily [Jordan] Pacheco made a great scoop."

Chatwood (4-1) also had a pretty good day at the plate. He boosted his average to .437 (7 for 16) with 5 RBI in his first game since June 3, when he left after four innings at Cincinnati because of right triceps soreness. He missed one start before Saturday's outing when he allowed two runs and seven hits.

Pettibone (3-3) was hit hard from the outset and left after three innings, his shortest outing of the season.

Winless in six starts, Pettibone gave up 10 hits and seven runs, including six in the first when the Rockies sent 10 batters to the plate and matched their highest-scoring inning of the season.

"He had a rough time there," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "They hit some balls good off him. We can't get CarGo out. The catcher, we kept feeding him balls over the plate, and he kept smoking them to the same place. Things kind of snowballed, we got a little sloppy.

"We gave them outs, and you can't do that. Especially in this ballpark. They'll burn you because they've got a good team."

The Phillies took a 1-0 lead on Michael Young's RBI single but the Rockies strung together six consecutive hits in the bottom of the first, including a run-scoring single by Michael Cuddyer, an RBI double by Gonzalez, an RBI triple by Rosario, and a two-run homer by Colvin.

Colorado extended its lead to 10-2 with three runs in the fourth. The Rockies turned it into a rout with run-scoring singles from Arenado and Chatwood and an RBI double from Rosario.

The Phillies added three runs in the eighth on Ryan Howard's RBI double and John Mayberry's two-run homer off Chris Volstad.

Notes

  • Rockies OF Dexter Fowler was out of the starting lineup for a second straight game. He was hit by a pitch on Thursday when he squared to bunt. Fowler appeared as a pinch runner and played an inning in the field on Friday but Weiss said Fowler is still having trouble gripping a bat.
  • Young is two RBI shy of 1,000.
  • Cuddyer's first-inning single extended his hitting streak to 13 games, the longest by a Rockies player this season.
  • The Phillies lost for just the fourth time in 23 games when they score at least four runs.
 
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Players of the Game
Philadelphia

B. Revere
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
Colorado

W. Rosario
AB 4
R 3
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ben Revere, CF5131013 .272
    Jake Diekman, P0000000 .000
Michael Young, 3B5021002 .283
Jimmy Rollins, SS3000002 .262
    Joe Savery, P0000000 .000
    Justin De Fratus, P0000000 .000
   a- Laynce Nix, PH-RF1110000 .226
   b- Delmon Young, PH1000000 .228
Ryan Howard, 1B4121121 .261
Domonic Brown, LF3000102 .276
John Mayberry Jr., RF-CF3112103 .267
Freddy Galvis, 2B-SS3000101 .215
Humberto Quintero, C4120012 .250
Jonathan Pettibone, P1000000 .118
   c- Michael Martinez, PH1000000 .000
    Jeremy Horst, P0000000 .000
    Kevin Frandsen, 2B0000100 .288
Totals34511554  
a-doubled for De Fratus in the 8th
b-lined out for Nix in the 9th
c-grounded out for Pettibone in the 4th
Batting
2B - Laynce Nix (3, Volstad), Ryan Howard 2 (18, Chatwood, Volstad)
HR - John Mayberry Jr. (5, Volstad)
RBI - Ben Revere (8), Michael Young (14), Ryan Howard (33), John Mayberry Jr. 2 (18)
2-OUT RBI - Ben Revere (5)
SB - Ben Revere (16, 3rd base off Chatwood/Rosario), Domonic Brown (8, 2nd base off Chatwood/Rosario)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Rollins-Galvis-Howard
E - Humberto Quintero (3, Throwing), Joe Savery (1, Throwing)
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jonathan Pettibone (L,3-3) 31076111 4.40
Jeremy Horst 1433220 6.23
Joe Savery 2100110 1.80
Justin De Fratus 1100000 1.46
Jake Diekman 1200010 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Jonathan Pettibone 66-43, Jeremy Horst 41-21, Joe Savery 38-23, Justin De Fratus 10-7, Jake Diekman 25-18
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jonathan Pettibone 5-2, Joe Savery 6-0, Justin De Fratus 1-2, Jake Diekman 1-1
Batters Faced - Jonathan Pettibone 19, Jeremy Horst 9, Joe Savery 9, Justin De Fratus 4, Jake Diekman 5
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Josh Rutledge, SS6000029 .232
Jordan Pacheco, 1B5110000 .272
Carlos Gonzalez, LF4121110 .313
Michael Cuddyer, RF4221102 .337
Wilin Rosario, C4332101 .252
Tyler Colvin, CF5222023 .304
Nolan Arenado, 3B5032000 .267
DJ LeMahieu, 2B4120101 .277
Tyler Chatwood, P2021000 .438
    Adam Ottavino, P1000000 .000
    Chris Volstad, P0000000 .000
   a- Yorvit Torrealba, PH1010000 .299
    Josh Outman, P0000000 .000
Totals411018945  
a-singled for Volstad in the 8th
Batting
2B - Carlos Gonzalez 2 (16, Pettibone, De Fratus), Wilin Rosario 2 (8, Pettibone, Horst)
3B - Wilin Rosario (1, Pettibone)
HR - Tyler Colvin (3, Pettibone)
SH - Tyler Chatwood (1)
RBI - Carlos Gonzalez (54), Michael Cuddyer (38), Wilin Rosario 2 (34), Tyler Colvin 2 (9), Nolan Arenado 2 (18), Tyler Chatwood (5)
2-OUT RBI - Wilin Rosario (10), Nolan Arenado (9), Tyler Chatwood (5)
SB - DJ LeMahieu (8, 2nd base off Pettibone/Quintero)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Carlos Gonzalez 1
DP - Arenado-LeMahieu-Pacheco, LeMahieu-Rutledge-Pacheco, Rutledge-LeMahieu-Pacheco
E - Wilin Rosario (5, Throwing)
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tyler Chatwood (W,4-1) 5722310 2.33
Adam Ottavino 2000220 1.70
Chris Volstad 1433001 10.80
Josh Outman 1000010 4.85
HBP - Frandsen (by Chris Volstad)
WP - Tyler Chatwood (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Tyler Chatwood 84-50, Adam Ottavino 28-18, Chris Volstad 32-20, Josh Outman 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tyler Chatwood 8-3, Adam Ottavino 3-0, Josh Outman 1-1
Batters Faced - Tyler Chatwood 22, Adam Ottavino 7, Chris Volstad 8, Josh Outman 3
Game Information
Attendance - 35516
Game Time - 3:08
Temperature - 77
Umpires - Home - Wally Bell, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Tim McClelland, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski