Myers Strong Through Six As Phils Beat Rockies 6-4

When your starter gives you six good innings and your closer finished it off with a perfect ninth inning, there's not too much room for something to go wrong in between. The Phillies didn't let too much bad stuff happen and took their second in a row from Colorado, winning 6-4 Wednesday night.

Brett Myers (1-2) allowed just three hits and struck out nine Rockies' hitters to pick up his first win of the season Wednesday night. It was Myers best outing of the season and he finally got some run support from an offense that had abandoned him in his earlier starts, including five runs in the bottom of the first inning.

After Myers set down the Rockies in the top of the first, the Phils went to work. Jimmy Rollins singled and Tyler Houston followed with an infield single before Bobby Abreu doubled to drive in Rollins. Jim Thome was later intentionally walked to load the bases and David Bell hit a fly ball to rightfield to score Houston. Mike Lieberthal's double brought home one run and Ricky Ledee's double plated two more as the Phillies took a 5-0 lead off Rockies' starter Jason Jennings (1-3).

The score stood as both pitchers worked their way through the opposing lineups without much difficulty until the seventh. Jose Hernandez led off with a single against Myers, who was then yanked in favor of Carlos Silva. Former Phillie Bobby Estalella greeted Silva by launching a two-run homer and cutting the score to 5-2. Silva then came back and retired the side without any other damage.

Justin Speier relieved Jennings to start the seventh and the Phils used two singles and a walk to load the bases for Pat Burrell, who then hit into a fielder's choice, driving home another run and making the score 6-2.

Terry Adams came on to pitch the eighth for the Phillies and worked his way into trouble. A walk to Greg Norton and a double by Todd Helton put runners on second and third. Norton then scored on a passed ball and Helton later scored on a single by Larry Walker as the Rockies cut the lead to 6-4. Adams then struck out Preston Wilson and Hernandez and got Estalella to hit into a fielder's choice to end the inning.

For the second night in a row, Jose Mesa was called on to pick up a save and he did it easily this time around, retiring the Rockies in order in the ninth for his fifth save of the year.

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