It was Austin Gomber’s game on Friday at Coors Field, until Bryce Harper stole the show.
Gomber blanked the Phillies for six innings, but Harper won it at the end. Harper’s two-out, two-run double off Justin Lawrence in the eighth inning was the difference. After the hit, he stole third and then scored on an error as “MVP” chants broke out among the Philly faithful in LoDo.
The end result: A 6-3 Phillies win, cooling off the Rockies (winners of eight of their last 10) on the opening night of a six-game homestand.
“Great players do great things — and they rise to the occasion,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “One of the best players in the game rose to the moment against a really tough pitcher.”
Gomber set down the first nine hitters he faced, mixing speed and…
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