Call it walking off on a high note for the Phillies, who ended one of the worst series in recent memories with a walk-off.
Outscored by the Rockies 24-7 during the four-game series, nothing clicked for the Phils in any aspect of the game. None of the starters worked past the sixth inning, and two failed to get through more than five.
Adding to the storylines throughout the week was Maikel Franco, who was benched for two games by manager Pete Mackanin. Franco returned Thursday with a single in his first at-bat, but went the rest of the game without reaching base.
Odubel Herrera’s struggles also continued, culminating with five strikeouts on Thursday in the extra-winning win. His lack of production could constitute time in the dugout with Cincinnati arriving for a Memorial Day weekend series.
Here’re the five biggest things Phillies fans learned in the dreadful four games against the National League-leading Rockies.