Phillips was called up on May 24 after the Rockies placed catcher Chris Iannetta on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring. With Yorvit Torrealba due to come off Major League Baseball's restricted list soon, Phillips will probably make the trek back to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Phillps could make his last start Saturday night against the Mariners.
COL: RHP Jason Marquis (8-4, 3.98 ERA)
Marquis held the Cardinals to two runs in 6 2/3 innings of efficient pitching while winning Monday at Busch Stadium as the Rockies completed a four-game sweep. Marquis has curried the favor of his fielders because of his penchant for aggressively attacking the bottom of the strike zone with his sinker and his slider. However, Marquis is more effective on the road than at Coors Field (3-2, 5.34 ERA), which is where he'll face the Mariners. SEA: RHP Brandon Morrow (0-3, 6.38 ERA)
The hard-throwing right-hander unexpectedly makes his first start of the season, filling in for left-hander Erik Bedard, who was scratched because of slight inflammation in his left shoulder. Morrow, who started five games late last season, began this season as the closer, but lost the job in mid-May and had recently asked the team to re-convert him back to a starter. That was expected to occur at Triple-A Tacoma, not with the Mariners. Tidbits
The Rockies' nine-game winning streak is the team's longest since an 11-gamer in the magical 2007 season (Sept. 15-27). The winning streak is also the franchise's third of nine games or more. ... Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hit his eighth home run Friday night and it's his third home run in the last five games. During that time, Tulowitzki is hitting .500 (7-of-14). .. Ubaldo Jimenez notched two more sacrifice bunts to bring his season total to six. He had seven in 2007. Tickets
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Sunday: Rockies (Jason Hammel, 3-3, 4.33) vs. Mariners (Jason Vargas, 2-1, 2.35), 1:10 p.m. MT
Tuesday: Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa, 2-6, 5.08) vs. Rays (TBD), 6:40 p.m. MT
Cheng Sio is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.