By Sam Bush
Tyler Chatwood allowed just one hit in seven scoreless innings, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Phillies 7-2.
Chatwood (above) allowed only a two-out single by Andrew Knapp in the fifth inning.
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.
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.”