After winning the first game of the series, the Philadelphia Phillies looked to take a commanding lead in the series against the Colorado Rockies by also taking Game 2. Didn’t happen.
After five innings, the Rockies had built a 4-0 lead thanks to a two-run blast by Yorvit Torrealba and a quality effort by starting pitcher Aaron Cook. The Phillies made a push but the Rockies were able to hold on for a 5-4 victory.
For Philadelphia, perhaps the biggest surprise was the average play by starting pitcher Cole Hamels. Last season, Hamels was dominant in the Phillies run to the World Series championship. In his 2009 baseball postseason debut, Hamels went five innings and gave up seven hits and four earned runs.
The two teams will play Game 3 on Saturday. Future Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez will start the game on the mound for Philadelphia, while the Rockies will go with Jason Hammel.