Advertisement

 DENVER (AP) -The Colorado Rockies' bullpen has fueled their playoff run as much as their big bats.
Matt Herges, Brian Fuentes and Manny Corpas combined to throw 2 2-3 shutout innings in relief of Ubaldo Jimenez on Saturday night, leading the Rockies to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies that completed their three-game playoff sweep.
Jimenez allowed one run and three hits in 6 1-3 innings. Herges got two outs, Fuentes struck out two in a scoreless inning and Corpas worked the ninth for this third save of the series.
Colorado's bullpen gave up only one earned run over 11 2-3 innings in the sweep.
``Their bullpen in the series was absolutely fantastic,'' Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. ``They shut us down.''
Corpas has completed 22 of 23 save opportunities since taking over the closer's role from Fuentes in early July.
Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said it's the best bullpen he's seen in his time with the Rockies.
``It's versatile, it's got depth and a lot of good skill set out there,'' he said.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Indians vs. Orioles Pick Will the Cleveland Indians be able to bounce back tonight when they face the Baltimore Orioles at 7:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Tigers vs. White Sox Prediction With one of the top pitchers in the league on the mound, will runs be hard to come by when the Chicago White Sox host the Detroit Tigers at...
Thumbnail Giants vs. Yankees Free Pick After taking the series opener last night, will the Yankees hand the Giants their seventh consecutive loss today at 4:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Mariners vs. Blue Jays Prediction Will the Mariners upset the Blue Jays again today when the two teams meet at 1:07PM ET?
Thumbnail Dodgers task Maeda with stopping Cardinals The Cardinals are eight games above .500 for the first time in 2016. And they’re certainly not short-changing the home crowd in...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages