PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Todd Jones' first appearance in Philadelphia
ended with him getting booed off the mound.
The Phillies fell six games behind NL East-leading Atlanta in
their first home game since starting a 13-game road trip just a
half-game back of the Braves. Philadelphia trails Chicago by 3½
games in the wild-card race.
"It's definitely not my dream Philly entrance," said Jones,
who allowed three runs in the eighth in his worst outing since
coming to the Phillies in a trade on July 30. "It's a good
baseball town. They expect a lot and I expect a lot. I've been
around long enough to know when I stunk."
Before the game, Philadelphia bolstered its ailing rotation,
acquiring right-hander Cory Lidle from Cincinnati for two minor
leaguers and a player to be named.
But the Phillies also learned slugger Pat Burrell will have
season-ending wrist surgery on Friday.
Colorado, which has the third-worst record in the NL, improved
to 3-1 since trading star outfielder Larry Walker to St. Louis.
Castilla is second in the NL with 94 RBI.
"Vinny came through for us," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle
Luis Gonzalez led off the eighth with a tying homer against
Jones (8-3). Aaron Miles singled with one out and Todd Helton was
hit by a pitch one batter later. Castilla then lined a shot off the
left-field wall, scoring both runners.
"He had been pitching pretty good," Phillies manager Larry
Bowa said. "He had three good outings for us on the road."
Jamey Wright gave up two runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings in
his fourth start since signing with the Rockies last month. Tim
Harikkala (5-2) walked one batter in two-thirds of an inning. Steve
Reed got two outs in the eighth inning and Shawn Chacon worked the
ninth for his 27th save in 35 chances.
Preston Wilson homered and doubled for the Rockies.
"That's a quality start for Wright and we got a nice job out of
the bullpen," Hurdle said.
The left-hander allowed one run and three hits, striking out
eight and walking two in seven innings. He is 12-2, but hasn't had
a decision in six of seven starts since beating Baltimore on July
"We were playing well. This was a tough loss," Milton said.
Jimmy Rollins' two-out RBI single in the seventh gave the
Phillies a short-lived 2-1 lead. Polanco made it 1-0 in the first
when he lined a shot off Wright into the left-field seats.
Wilson, whose one-out double in the fifth was Colorado's first
hit off Milton, tied it at 1 with a two-out, opposite-field homer
in the seventh.
"That's a flyball out in most stadiums," Milton said.
In his previous start at Citizens Bank Park, Milton pitched
eight hitless innings before allowing two runs and leaving with a
no-decision in Philadelphia's 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on
The Rockies hung RHP Aaron Cook's jersey in their dugout.
Blood clots were discovered in both of Cook's lungs last week, and
he'll miss the rest of the season. ... The Phillies were coming off
a 5-1 finish to a 6-7 road trip that dropped them five games in the
standings. ... Rookie Lou Collier started in LF for Burrell, going
2-for-4 with a run . ... Polanco started at 3B for the first time
this season because David Bell is day-to-day with back spasms. ...
The Phillies have 33 sellouts in 53 games at home.