Recap: Phillies 5, Rockies 4
Turning point: The Phillies rallied for three runs in the ninth after the Rockies scored three in the bottom of the eighth to go ahead 4-2. Closerhad one out and a runner on second when he threw a 3-2 changeup to Chase Utley after throwing all fastballs and walked him. Ryan Howard yanked a 2-1 fastball to right field for a two-run, game-tying double and Jayson Werth followed with a singled that put the Phillies ahead and finished Street.
At the plate: Pinch-hittersingled home the tying run in a three-run eighth, and Yorvit Torrealba, who went 2-for-4, followed with a two-run double. went 2-for-4 with singles in the first and ninth and hit .588 (10-for-17) in the series. …The Rockies put runners on first and second with two out in the ninth against left-hander Scott Eyre. Brad Lidge came on to face and struck him out, throwing five sliders and nothing else. …Shane Victorino in the first and Werth in the sixth hit solo homers for the Phillies. …Jimmy Rollins went 2-for-5 with a double. …Utley went 1-for-2 with three walks and finished the series with an average of .429 (6-for-14) and an on-base percentage of .556.
On the mound:allowed those two solo homers and six hits in seven innings and became the first Rockies starter to work past the fifth. …Phillies starter Cliff Lee, who threw a complete-game, six-hitter in Game 1, allowed three runs, one earned, and five hits in 7 1/3 innings. …Street lost for the second straight game and went 0-2 with a 13.50 ERA in the series, allowing six hits, three walks and four runs in 2 2/3 innings.
Numbers game: .200 average (7-for-35) for the Rockies in the series with runners in scoring position, including 2-for-12 in Game 4.
He said it: “We stood toe-to-toe with the defending world champions. It didn’t happen for a number of reasons. I take full responsibility for there not being a Game 5 and not keeping us alive, not giving the guys a chance.”
Street in the aftermath of the ninth inning, when he retired two of the six batters he faced and allowed three hits, three runs and a walk.