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_______Rockies 20-31 at Phillies 29-24_______


_______Ubaldo Jimenez 1-4 4.61 vs Kyle Kendrick 3-2 5.19_______




Rockies: Jimenez had what may have been the best performance of his career, matching his career high with seven innings and making them all scoreless for the first time. He was extremely efficient, putting his strikeouts on the shelf (only one despite entering the game averaging 8.11 K's per nine innings) in favor of the ground ball, recording 16 of his 21 outs with grounders. He focused on the bottom of the strike zone, getting balls in play rather than the swings and misses that come from his hard breaking ball and slider and his high fastball, and he hit 96 mph in his final inning.




Phillies: Kendrick pitched five-plus innings, taking a no-decision in his last start on Thursday at Houston. He allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk, striking out two. In his last seven starts, Kendrick is 2-0 with five no-decisions and the Phillies are 6-1 in those starts. He hasn't lost since April 16 vs. Houston. Kendrick is 0-1 with a 7.00 ERA in two career starts against Colorado.




Omar Quintanilla started at shortstop on Monday and is the third Colorado player to do so this season, joining Troy Tulowitzki (25 starts) and Clint Barmes (20 starts). ... The Rockies are 2-12 against last year's other National League playoff teams, the D-backs, Cubs and Phillies. ... Of Todd Helton's last 30 hits, 25 have been singles.




Entering Monday's game, the Phillies led the Majors in home runs with 75 and added two more. ... So Taguchi was in the starting lineup Monday for the first time since May 8, when he started in left field. Taguchi started in right field and went 3-for-5 with two doubles. ... Shane Victorino was hit by a pitch twice in Monday's game. He also singled in the fourth inning, giving him an eight-game hitting streak since he was held out of the starting lineup on May 17-18



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