Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Allows six runs in loss

Velasquez (9-12) allowed six runs on eight hits in a loss to the Rockies on Tuesday, striking out two and walking two in 3.2 innings.

Velasquez gave up a three-run homer to David Dahl in the third inning and then got knocked around a bit in the fourth, surrendering four base hits before being lifted at 67 pitches (39 for strikes). Over his last five starts Velasquez has gone 0-3 with a 10.70 ERA in 17.2 innings. On the year the right-hander has a 4.85 ERA and 1.34 WHIP to go along with 161 punchouts in 146.2 innings. He currently lines up to start the Phillies' final game of the season, Sunday at home against the Braves.

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