Tyler Anderson was sharp in the first inning, striking out two and getting one groundout. But the Dodgers tagged Anderson for two runs in the second inning. Austin Barnes drove in Enrique Hernández with a double. Barnes eventually scored after a safety squeeze off the bat of pitcher Alex Wood. The Dodgers made it a 3-0 game in the fifth inning after Brett Eibner hit a solo home run to center field.
Anderson got into a bit of trouble in the sixth inning, leading to his departure from the game. With one out, Franklin Gutierrez doubled. Anderson struck out Hernandez, but a walk put two runners on. Bud Black called for Scott Oberg to enter the game after that. Oberg threw a wild pitch and walked another batter to load the bases, but he got out of it.
In all, Anderson pitched 5 2⁄3 innings and allowed three runs on five hits. He struck out eight and walked two. Anderson has punched out a total of 18 batters in his last two starts.
Meanwhile, the Rockies simply couldn’t figure out Alex Wood. The Rockies had five hits in his six innings, but they were all singles. Wood kept the Rockies off balance with his deception and command. He only walked one batter, and he struck out ten Rockies.
The Dodgers added another run in the seventh inning, making it a 4-0 contest. After Wood left the game, the Rockies were only able to muster two more singles. They didn’t get an extra base hit and no runner made it to third base.
The series finale is tomorrow at 2:10 MT. The Rockies will try to make it a winning home stand. It’ll be Julio Urías against Antonio Senzatela.