For the third time since Ryne Sandberg took over as manager, the Phillies mustered just three hits in a 5-3 loss to the Rockies.
Colorado tagged Tyler Cloyd for three runs in the first inning and added one more in both the second and third frames to go up 5-0 before the Phillies even got a hit.
And unfortunately for the Phils, they got just three — two of which came in a three-run third — as they failed to extend their small winning streak to three games, if you can call winning back-to-back games a winning streak.
Cloyd entered as a hot pitcher in the minors but got off to a rocky start allowing five early runs, three of which came via home runs to Troy Tulowitzki and Wilin Rosario. He settled down and last six innings, retiring 13 of the final 16 he faced. Overall, he gave up five earned runs on eight hits and a walk while punching out six.
Chase Utley, Cody Asche and John Mayberry Jr. had the hits — all singles — for the Phillies. Jimmy Rollins was 0 for 3. In his last 22 at-bats, Rollins has one hit. He should've had one in the seventh inning on a hard-hit ball to third base, but Todd Helton "tagged" Rollins after Nolan Arenado's throw pulled him off the bag.
The Phils' bullpen threw well. Zach Miner tossed a scoreless seventh and Cesar Jimenez did the same in the eighth and ninth.
The Phillies left five men on base and were 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position.