Tuesday, May 14

Schwarber homer, Sosa single carry Phillies previous Rockies 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Known as a lot for his infectious enthusiasm as a lot as he’s for taking part in a pointy third base, Edmundo Sosa likes to remind everybody that, sure, he can hit, too.

Sosa drove within the go-ahead run within the eighth inning on a single misplayed by Colorado left fielder Jurickson Profar, Kyle Schwarber hit a tying solo homer and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied for a 4-3 win over the Rockies on Friday night time.

Brad Hand (0-1) began the night time by receiving his 2022 NL championship ring from the Phillies and ended it by taking the loss for the Rockies.

J.T. Realmuto led off the eighth with a double off Hand and stole third base. Hand retired the subsequent two batters and obtained Sosa to loft one to left that Profar took a nasty route on and he trapped the ball on a bounce. Realmuto scored to finish the Phillies’ rally from a 3-0 gap within the first inning.

Sosa went 1 for 3 and is batting .333 (he missed the final 4 video games with a again harm) after hitting .315 for the Phillies final season after he was acquired from the Cardinals in July. He additionally made a leaping snag within the ninth to rob C.J. Cron of successful.

“He’s an elite defender,” supervisor Rob Thomson mentioned. “He’s not chasing as much as he did when he first got here. He’s keeping his head still and he’s becoming an offensive force.”

Aaron Nola tossed seven sturdy innings for the Phillies. Seranthony Domínguez (1-1) labored a scoreless eighth for the win and José Alvarado tossed a scoreless ninth for this third save.

Kyle Schwarber, final yr’s NL house run champion, tied it at 3 within the seventh inning with a solo shot off reliever Dinelson Lamet into the suitable subject seats, and the Rockies had been on their method to the ninth loss within the final 10 video games.

Nola and the Phillies broke off contract extension talks within the spring. Nola is scheduled to grow to be a free agent within the offseason and needed to focus his efforts on this season earlier than selecting up talks once more within the winter. Nola, who turns 30 in June, will make $16 million this yr after the Phillies picked up the choice in what ended up a $56.75 million deal over 5 years.

Nola scuffled a bit over his first 4 begins this season and has but to permit lower than three run in any of his outings. Sure sufficient, he gave up three within the first on Ryan McMahon’s fourth homer of the yr. Nola allowed back-to-back singles that arrange McMahon’s blast to deep middle for the 3-0 lead.

Nola, who tied Hall of Famer Jim Bunning for ninth on the staff’s profession begins record with 208, settled down after the homer and struck out three in seven innings.

“We’ve got a really good lineup, we know that,” Nola mentioned. “It’s just a matter of time for the ball to start to falling. Schwarb had a big homer. Some good plays in the field. Good base hits. Good team win.”

The Phillies tagged Rockies starter Noah Davis for 2 within the fourth, however may have scored rather more.

Philadelphia loaded the bases when Davis hit Realmuto with a pitch. The pitch appeared to skim previous Realmuto, and Rockies supervisor Bud Black erupted on plate umpire Alex Tosi and was ejected. Tosi then balked house a run and Jake Cave’s check-swing infield single made it 3-2.

Davis struck out 5 over 4 2/3 innings in his second major-league begin.

“I was impressed by Noah, how he hung in there,” Black mentioned. “He continued to make pitch after pitch. There was a balk in there. But it was some aggressive baserunning that obtained him.


Phillies: OF Bryce Harper took stay batting apply in opposition to former first-round choose Jeff Hoffman. … RHP Nick Nelson (left hamstring pressure) is scheduled to pitch two innings Saturday in a rehab task with Class A Clearwater. … RHP Andrew Painter (proper UCL sprain) threw at 60 ft on Friday.


With heavy rain within the forecast, the beginning time of Saturday’s recreation was moved up one hour to three:05 p.m.


The Rockies ship LHP Kyle Freeland (2-1, 3.80 ERA) to the mound in opposition to Phillies LHP Cristopher Sanchez. Sanchez will make his first begin of the season after he spent all season on the IL with a left triceps pressure.


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