Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Roy Halladay turned in eight scoreless innings and Raul Ibanez drove in three runs as Philadelphia awoke from its batting funk and downed Colorado, 6-0, in the opener of a four-game set from Citizens Bank Park.
Halladay (11-8) picked up his first win since July 5, holding the visitors to five hits while striking out nine and walking just one.
Ross Gload hit a two-run homer while Jayson Werth drove in a run and Jimmy Rollins collected two hits and scored twice for the Phillies, who have won two in a row and scored more runs than in their previous three games combined in the debut of new hitting coach Greg Gross.
After losing three of four to St. Louis this week and tallying four runs in the final three tilts, Milt Thompson was fired and Gross brought back into the fold. The 57-year-old had been hitting coach under former manager Larry Bowa from 2002-04.
Aaron Cook (4-6) was charged with nine hits and five runs over 4 1/3 innings in the setback for the Rockies, who have lost three in a row and seven of nine.