Chatwood allows 1 hit in 7 innings, Rockies top Phillies 7-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Colorado manager Bud Black said recently that Tyler Chatwood has the stuff to be one of the best pitchers in the National League.

Chatwood made a convincing argument Wednesday night.

Chatwood allowed just one hit in seven scoreless innings and struck out a season-high eight batters, helping the Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 to win their fourth straight game and their major league-best 18th on the road.

''I thought he had really good stuff all the way through to his last pitch,'' Black said. ''His pitches were running in on righties and tailing away from lefties. He's got good stuff man.''

Chatwood befuddled the Phillies, allowing only a two-out single by Andrew Knapp in the fifth inning. It was the third time Chatwood (4-6) earned a win in his career while allowing just one hit. He threw 112 pitches, the most since 2011 when he was with the Los Angeles Angels.

The Rockies pounded starter Jeremy Hellickson (5-2) for seven runs in the third. Colorado hit for the cycle in the inning - a triple by Ian Desmond, a double by Trevor Story and singles by Charlie Blackmon, DJ LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado surrounded Carlos Gonzalez's fourth homer of the season.

It was the second homer in four games for Gonzalez after going 19 games without one.

''I've had slow starts before,'' said Gonzalez, who finished the game with three hits and is now 20 for 51 (.392) in his last 13 games. ''But I keep telling myself that I'm a good player and I've been in worse situations before. It's just nice to get my bat going again to help this club.''

Blackmon drove in a pair of runs, increasing his major league-leading RBI total to 42. He has 15 RBIs in his last 11 games.

All 10 Colorado batters who stepped to the plate - including Chatwood and pinch hitter Pat Valaika - had at least one hit. The Rockies have outscored the Phillies 23-5 in the first three games of the four-game series.

The Phillies lost their fifth straight game, matching their longest losing streak of the season. They have now dropped 20 of 24 and have the worst record in baseball at 15-29.

The Phillies offense, which has only eight runs during this five-game skid, was blanked until the eighth inning when Michael Saunders snapped an 0-for-15 slump with a two-run home run, his fifth of the season, off reliever Mike Dunn.

''We only had three hits again,'' Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. ''The team is scuffling. We're not playing well. (Chatwood) is effectively wild and that helps him, but I don't know if he was that good or we were that bad.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: Story was back in the lineup after missing the last 13 games with a left shoulder strain. Story was activated Tuesday but did not play in the Rockies 8-2 win. He was back at shortstop and batted seventh.

Phillies: Howie Kendrick, who has been on the DL since April 15 with an oblique strain, began a four-game rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Kendrick will play left field, third base and first base while there and may become a utility guy when he gets back to the Phillies now that Aaron Altherr has solidified a regular spot in the Phillies outfield.

SENDING A MESSAGE

Mackanin sat usual starting 3B Mikael Franco and C Cameron Rupp for the second straight game. It was the first time this season both players sat consecutive games. Franco is hitting just .221, and Rupp has struggled defensively lately with a couple costly errors and garnered public criticism from pitching coach Bob McClure about the way he calls a game.

THREE AND OUT

After throwing three scoreless innings in relief, Phillies LHP Adam Morgan was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. A corresponding roster move will be announced by the team Thursday.

UP NEXT

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (3-4, 6.00) has been really good for Colorado in his last three starts (2-1, 3.06) but has struggled on the road this season in five outings (2-2, 6.66).

Phillies: RHP Vince Velasquez (2-4, 5.98) looks to rebound following a shaky start in his last game where he allowed five earned runs in just 5 1/3 innings. Velazquez has only thrown seven innings in a game four times in 32 career starts for the Phillies.

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  • W: T. Chatwood (4-6)L: J. Hellickson (5-2)
  • HR: COL - C. Gonzalez (4), PHI - M. Saunders (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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D. LeMahieu 2B41100100.290.365.382.7473.0
N. Arenado 3B51110012.288.343.571.9142.5
C. Gonzalez RF51331012.252.321.387.7079.5
I. Desmond 1B51100022.270.298.404.7023.0
G. Parra LF30110001.264.289.405.6942.0
T. Story SS21100201.186.303.407.7105.0
T. Wolters C31100112.301.400.384.7842.5
T. Chatwood P20100000.125.125.125.2501.0
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  • a-doubled for Chatwood in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B40100010.286.350.407.7571.5
F. Galvis SS10000200.239.291.403.6943.0
A. Altherr LF30000123.305.393.602.9940.0
T. Joseph 1B40000014.250.313.447.760-0.5
A. Blanco 3B40000020.200.273.300.573-1.0
O. Herrera CF40000020.233.283.349.631-1.0
A. Knapp C31100110.265.379.469.8492.5
M. Saunders RF21121110.229.279.403.6827.5
J. Hellickson P10000010.118.211.294.505-0.5
a- B. Stassi PH10000002.196.286.375.6610.0
A. Morgan P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
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J. Benoit P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-popped out for Hellickson in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Morgan in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story (7), P. Valaika (5)
  • 3B - I. Desmond
  • HR - C. Gonzalez (4)
  • SF - G. Parra (2)
  • SH - T. Chatwood (4)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (42), N. Arenado (33), C. Gonzalez 3 (16), G. Parra (18)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Hernandez (6)
  • HR - M. Saunders (5)
  • RBI - M. Saunders 2 (17)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - C. Blackmon (3)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - F. Galvis
FIELDING
  • DP - N. Arenado, I. Desmond, D. LeMahieu
FIELDING
  • DP - C. Hernandez, T. Joseph, F. Galvis, A. Morgan
  • E - T. Joseph (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (W, 4-6)7.01004804.501.3330.0
M. Dunn0.12221115.791.57-4.5
A. Ottavino0.20000102.891.340.5
J. McGee1.00000202.001.004.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (W, 4-6)7.0
M. Dunn0.1
A. Ottavino0.2
J. McGee1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hellickson (L, 5-2)5.08774214.281.15-8.0
A. Morgan3.03000207.001.787.0
J. Benoit1.01000104.261.212.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Hellickson (L, 5-2)5.0
A. Morgan3.0
J. Benoit1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Ottavino
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 112-64, M. Dunn 20-11, A. Ottavino 9-5, J. McGee 20-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 8-3, J. McGee 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 24, M. Dunn 4, A. Ottavino 3, J. McGee 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hellickson 85-49, A. Morgan 45-31, J. Benoit 17-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hellickson 6-6, A. Morgan 4-2, J. Benoit 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Hellickson 26, A. Morgan 11, J. Benoit 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF51120003.321.357.607.9643.0
D. LeMahieu 2B41100100.290.365.382.7473.0
N. Arenado 3B51110012.288.343.571.9142.5
C. Gonzalez RF51331012.252.321.387.7079.5
I. Desmond 1B51100022.270.298.404.7023.0
G. Parra LF30110001.264.289.405.6942.0
T. Story SS21100201.186.303.407.7105.0
T. Wolters C31100112.301.400.384.7842.5
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a- P. Valaika SS10100000.259.286.574.8602.0
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  • a-doubled for Chatwood in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B40100010.286.350.407.7571.5
F. Galvis SS10000200.239.291.403.6943.0
A. Altherr LF30000123.305.393.602.9940.0
T. Joseph 1B40000014.250.313.447.760-0.5
A. Blanco 3B40000020.200.273.300.573-1.0
O. Herrera CF40000020.233.283.349.631-1.0
A. Knapp C31100110.265.379.469.8492.5
M. Saunders RF21121110.229.279.403.6827.5
J. Hellickson P10000010.118.211.294.505-0.5
a- B. Stassi PH10000002.196.286.375.6610.0
A. Morgan P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
b- T. Kelly PH10000010.222.211.389.599-0.5
J. Benoit P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-popped out for Hellickson in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Morgan in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story (7), P. Valaika (5)
  • 3B - I. Desmond
  • HR - C. Gonzalez (4)
  • SF - G. Parra (2)
  • SH - T. Chatwood (4)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (42), N. Arenado (33), C. Gonzalez 3 (16), G. Parra (18)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Hernandez (6)
  • HR - M. Saunders (5)
  • RBI - M. Saunders 2 (17)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - C. Blackmon (3)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - F. Galvis
FIELDING
  • DP - N. Arenado, I. Desmond, D. LeMahieu
FIELDING
  • DP - C. Hernandez, T. Joseph, F. Galvis, A. Morgan
  • E - T. Joseph (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (W, 4-6)7.01004804.501.3330.0
M. Dunn0.12221115.791.57-4.5
A. Ottavino0.20000102.891.340.5
J. McGee1.00000202.001.004.0
Total9.03225121---
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (W, 4-6)7.0
M. Dunn0.1
A. Ottavino0.2
J. McGee1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hellickson (L, 5-2)5.08774214.281.15-8.0
A. Morgan3.03000207.001.787.0
J. Benoit1.01000104.261.212.5
Total9.01277451---
PITCHERSIP
J. Hellickson (L, 5-2)5.0
A. Morgan3.0
J. Benoit1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Ottavino
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 112-64, M. Dunn 20-11, A. Ottavino 9-5, J. McGee 20-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 8-3, J. McGee 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 24, M. Dunn 4, A. Ottavino 3, J. McGee 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hellickson 85-49, A. Morgan 45-31, J. Benoit 17-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hellickson 6-6, A. Morgan 4-2, J. Benoit 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Hellickson 26, A. Morgan 11, J. Benoit 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Saunders homered to right center, Knapp scored72
  • 3RD INNING
    Parra hit sacrifice fly to left, Desmond scored70
    Gonzalez homered to right, LeMahieu and Arenado scored60
    Arenado singled to right, Blackmon scored, LeMahieu to third30
    Blackmon singled to center, Story and Wolters scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Joaquin Benoit pitching
    • D. LeMahieu: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to third
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Arenado flied out to right
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez singled to left
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jake McGee relieved Adam Ottavino
    • A. Blanco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Blanco struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Knapp grounded out to first
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • A. Morgan Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Parra singled to left center
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Story grounded into double play second to pitcher to first, Parra out at second
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Wolters singled to left
    • T. Chatwood: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Chatwood doubled to deep left, Wolters to third
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Mike Dunn pitching
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Knapp walked
    • M. Saunders: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Saunders homered to right center, Knapp scored
    • Ty Kelly hit for Adam Morgan
    • T. Kelly: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kelly struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez doubled to left center
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Mike Dunn
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Galvis hit by pitch
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Altherr struck out looking
    • T. Joseph: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Joseph flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Morgan Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Arenado popped out to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • T. Joseph: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Joseph struck out looking
    • A. Blanco: Ball, Foul, Blanco grounded out to second
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Adam Morgan pitching
    • T. Chatwood: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Chatwood grounded out to third
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, LeMahieu popped out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to first
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Galvis flied out to center
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Altherr struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Desmond grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Parra lined out to center
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Story walked
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Wolters struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • A. Blanco: Ball, Strike swinging, Blanco grounded out to first
    • O. Herrera: Herrera grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Ball, Knapp singled to left
    • M. Saunders: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Saunders walked, Knapp to second
    • Brock Stassi hit for Jeremy Hellickson
    • B. Stassi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Stassi popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • T. Chatwood: Strike looking, Foul, Chatwood singled to left
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Blackmon popped out to shortstop
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked, Chatwood to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Gonzalez lined out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Ball, Altherr reached on fielder's choice to third, Galvis out at second
    • T. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Joseph grounded into double play second to third to first, Altherr out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Story doubled to shallow left
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wolters walked
    • T. Chatwood: Ball, Strike looking, Chatwood hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Story to third, Wolters to second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon singled to center, Story and Wolters scored
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu singled to right, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arenado singled to right, Blackmon scored, LeMahieu to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez homered to right, LeMahieu and Arenado scored
    • I. Desmond: Desmond tripled to shallow right
    • G. Parra: Parra hit sacrifice fly to left, Desmond scored
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Story walked
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Wolters grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (7 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • M. Saunders: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Saunders struck out swinging
    • J. Hellickson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hellickson struck out looking
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to center
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Desmond reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Gonzalez out at second
    • G. Parra: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Parra grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Desmond out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • A. Blanco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Blanco struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Herrera grounded out to second
    • A. Knapp: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Blackmon safe at first on 1st baseman Joseph fielding error
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon caught stealing, catcher to second, Ball, LeMahieu flied out to right
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Arenado flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez lined out to shortstop
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Strike looking, Galvis picked off at first, pitcher to first, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Altherr walked
    • T. Joseph: Foul, Ball, Foul, Joseph reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Altherr out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)