Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon (19) gets a high five from D.J. LeMahieu after hitting a three-run home run in the sixth inning Saturday night (Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images).
Simply put, it wasn't much of a game.
The Colorado Rockies jumped all over their former teammate, Jordan Lyles, and routed the San Diego Padres, 16-0, Saturday night at Coors Field.
Lyles, getting the start for the Padres, gave up seven runs in his four innings of work. The Rockies scored five runs in the third inning. Later, they added six runs in the seventh, highlights by Pat Valaika's pinch-hit grand slam.
Rockies Charlie Blackmon homered and drove in four runs. His 89 RBIs out of the leadoff spot set a single-season MLB record.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado went 1-for-2 and drove in a run, giving him 125 RBIs. He is the first third baseman in Major League history to have 125 or more RBIs in three consecutive seasons.
Left-hander Tyler Anderson turned in an outstanding performance for the Rockies. He allowed only two hits and two walks while striking out three men in his six innings of work.
The Rockies lead the Brewers by three-and-a-half games in the race for the second National League Wild Card. The Cardinals are four-and-a-half games back.
After Saturday's win, KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel caught up with Pat Valaika.
Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Tyler Anderson.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.