Colorado Rockies rookie hurler Tyler Anderson went six strong innings and picked up the first victory of his Major League career on Saturday night, as the home club outslugged the visiting Philadelphia Phillies with a big sixth inning, winning 8-3 on Saturday night.
Anderson was great all night, both at the mound and at the plate — where he singled and later hit a two-run home run to help his own cause — and the Rockies pulled away from the Phillies when they needed to for the Saturday night victory. In total, Anderson went six full frames, allowing nine hits, but just two runs, with no walks and six strikeouts. He threw 105 pitches, 70 of which came down for strikes.
Jordan Lyles closed the game down with a three-inning save, allowing a run on four hits with no walks and a strikeout.
At the plate, though the Phillies scored first with a run in the second and a run in the fourth, the Rockies answered back in the fifth and sixth innings. First, it was Anderson's two-run shot in the fifth that tied the game, and in the sixth, the Rockies scored six to put the game out of reach, highlighted by catcher Tony Wolters' bases-clearing triple that chased Philadelphia starter Jerad Eickhoff from the game.
With the win, the Rockies are now 40-47 on the year; expect much more tomorrow morning from our own Jordan Freemyer, who was in the press box tonight and will have quotes, insight, and analysis of the game overnight right here.