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PHILADELPHIA -- Colorado Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood has made himself at home on the road this season. Cheap Barcelona Jerseys Authentic .The same cannot be said for the Rockies of late.Chatwood (10-7, 3.58 ERA) gets the start opposite Adam Morgan (1-7, 6.65) when the Rockies and Phillies wrap up their three-game series on Sunday afternoon.The Phils have won the first two games of the series, piling up 16 runs in the process.Ryan Howards fifth-inning grand slam off Colorado starter Jon Gray was pivotal in Philadelphias 10-6 victory on Friday, and Maikel Franco hit a three-run shot off Rockies left-hander Tyler Anderson in the first inning to jump-start the Phillies in their 6-3 victory on Saturday night.The Rockies have dropped three of their last four on the road and six of seven in all.Chatwood is 6-0 with a 1.30 ERA away from home this season but is looking to regain the form he flashed before he went on the disabled list from June 19 to July 5 with a mid-back strain. He is 2/3 with a 4.54 ERA in eight starts since his return, and his last time out he went 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against Texas, yielding two runs on five hits while striking out eight, his highest total since July 26, 2013.Chatwood did not walk a batter, the first time that has happened since a May 27 outing against the San Francisco Giants.I always like to attack with fastballs, Chatwood said, according to Major League Baseballs official web site. Ive pitched against those guys a couple times when they went to the World Series, so just knowing them and knowing if you fall behind, thats when they start kind of licking their chops up there. Thats when they do their damage, so I was just trying to get ahead as much as I could and try to keep making pitches and keep us in the game.Chatwood is 2-1 with a 3.27 ERA in four career starts against the Phillies, but he lost his July 10 start against them in Coors Field, allowing four runs and eight hits in five innings while striking out two and walking three.Morgan was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make the start in place of rookie right-hander Zach Eflin, who is on the disabled list with soreness in both knees. An MRI administered Friday also showed he has a broken foot, and manager Pete Mackanin said it is unlikely Eflin will pitch again this season.Morgan, 6-1 with a 3.04 ERA in eight games in the minors (seven starts), last pitched for the parent club on July 7, against the Rockies at Coors Field. He lasted five innings and gave up six runs and nine hits. It is his only career appearance against the Rockies to date.Franco was hit on the knee by a pitch from Anderson in his next at-bat after homering Saturday in the fourth inning, leading to the ejection of the Colorado starter and Rockies manager Walt Weiss.Weiss and Anderson both insisted after the game that it was not intentional.We dont hit people because they hit home runs, Weiss said. I dont allow our guys to do it.Weiss said his pitcher told Franco he meant no harm, and Franco said after the game that Anderson immediately apologized.I dont know whether he hit him on purpose or not, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. It kind of looked like it. Cheap Barcelona Jerseys China .J. Ellis hit two-run homers and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-0 Saturday night. Cheap Barcelona Jerseys . The defence is doing its part, too. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the guys on the other side made sure that was enough, sending the Saints to a 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. http://www.cheapbarcelonajerseys.com/ . Carey Price didnt, but he still came out on top against one of his rivals for the No. 1 job at the Sochi Games. The Anahim Lake, B.C., native was stellar in making 39 saves in his home province and Lars Eller got credit for a bizarre short-handed winner as the Canadiens defeated the Canucks 4-1.Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has hailed the impact of defender Virgil van Dijk since his arrival from Celtic last summer. Van Dijk moved to St Marys on Deadline Day last September for a fee in the region of £11.5m and has put in a number of impressive performances for the club so far this season.The Holland international was an ever-present in Southamptons run of seven straight Premier League clean sheets earlier this year and has helped his side record the joint-third best defensive record in the top-flight alongside Arsenal and Watford, and only behind Tottenham and Manchester United. And Koeman insists his fellow countryman is crucial to Southampton as they battle to qualify for Europe. Van Dijk has built up an impressive partnership with Jose Fonte He is strong, hes fast and hes important in the way we like to build-up [from the back], Koeman said on Monday Night Football.He is good at short passing, he has a good long pass and he has got a good partnership with Jose Fonte and last Saturday he was good in tandem with Ryan Bertrand. He is strong, hes fast and hes important in the way we like to build-up [from the back]. Koeman on Van Dijk He is also a good header of the ball, has a good shot and is a good freee-kick taker. Cheap Soccer Jerseys. Hes a very good centre-back.Despite Van Dijks form this season, Koeman revealed he did have doubts about signing his fellow countryman from Celtic. Van Dijks Champions League experience convinced Koeman to sign him My only worry with Virgil was that we signed him from Celtic in the Scottish league, Koeman added. Its different from the Premier League.It makes it a little more tricky but he had experience of playing against Barcelona in the Champions League, so in the end there was no doubt about it.Meanwhile, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher echoed Koemans praise of Van Dijk, claiming Southamptons defensive record is evidence of the Dutchmans growing influence. Jamie Carragher thinks Van Dijk has been outstanding for Siants so far this season Carragher said: Obviously I look at centre-backs in the league and I think he has been fantastic. The defensive record shows that. When he first came in I thought he was more interested in playing on the ball but hes been outstanding defensively. Also See: David targets Europa return Saints appeal Mane red card Koeman v Benitez Carragher on Benitez Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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