Eddie Butler gets his first major league victory

Much better this time around!

That is probably the best way to describe the second major league start for Rockies RHP Eddie Butler (Chesapeake).

In his debut in June, Butler was slammed for 6 runs in a loss to the Dodgers. Since then, he has been on the DL with shoulder inflammation and then returned to the minors to work on some things. Rockies coaching told him to attack the strike zone, and yesterday, Butler delivered.

Pitching against the Diamondbacks, Butler threw 6 innings and allowed only a solo HR for the only run, on 5 hits. He faced 22 batters total, and 53 of his 81 pitches were strikes. The bullpen then took over, and the Chesapeake native had his first major league win, a 5-1 Rockies victory.

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