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Kyle Gibson
Aaron Nola pieced together his best performance this year on Sunday night, but the Phils' offense sputtered, and the Brewers pushed across a run in the final frame in a 1-0 contest at Citizens Bank Park.

The loss dropped the Phillies to 6-10 on the season. The club has lost four straight series since opening the year with a series win over Oakland. 

The club welcomes Colorado for a four-game set starting Monday. 

Kyle Gibson will start the series opener for the Phils, aiming to replicate his solid outing from last week against the Rockies when he tossed six innings while surrendering three runs on six hits. The Rockies counter with veteran lefty Kyle Freeland. 

About the Rockies 
The Rockies took two of three on the road in Detroit over the weekend, improving to 10-6 on the year. C.J. Cron leads the club at the plate, lofting six homers to go along with 17 RBIs. The offensive WPA of 1.47 is the best in the Majors, while the team batting average of .270 ranks second. 

Blown Save 
Corey Knebel entered with the score even at zero in the ninth inning on Sunday night. He allowed a leadoff single to Jace Peterson, a one-out single to Andrew McCutchen that advanced Peterson to third, and a sacrifice fly to Christian Yelich to bring Peterson home. That was the first run scored against him in seven innings on the season. He still owns a terrific 1.29 ERA and 0.86 WHIP while converting each of his first three save chances. 

Nola Impresses 
The righty struck out nine on Sunday night while issuing just one base on balls. The only hit against him was a two-out double off the bat of Tyrone Taylor in the third inning. Nola piled up 13 swinging strikes on his 89 pitches. 

Injury Update 
Didi Gregorius has been sidelined since being hit by a pitch during last Tuesday's loss to the Rockies. X-rays came back negative, and he's avoided a trip to the 10-day IL, but is still dealing with some swelling. He took batting practice on Sunday and could see action against Colorado. 

Phillies Lineup 
Segura 4 
 Hoskins 3 
 Harper DH 
 Castellanos 9 
 Realmuto 2
 Schwarber 7 
 Bohm 5 
 Camargo 6 
 Vierling 8 
Gibson RHP

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