Tyler Anderson’s first start since coming off of the disabled list was abbreviated due to an apparent aggravation of his knee injury. Anderson made a relief appearance on Thursday after being activated from the DL. While there is no word about Anderson’s status yet, another trip to the 10-day DL is a strong possibility at this point.
Anderson walked the first batter of the game, but he appeared to settle down and entered the bottom of the third inning with a 5-0 lead. After retiring the pitcher to lead off the inning, Anderson walked the next hitter before giving up three straight extra-base hits, including two two-run home runs. Anderson’s fourth pitch to Logan Forsythe was a strike, but he shook his leg awkwardly afterwards, prompting a visit from Bud Black and the Rockies’ training staff.
After a long conversation and adjustments to his knee brace, Anderson threw three practice pitches before the Rockies choose to remove him from the game. They brought in Jordan Lyles to finish the inning. Antonio Senzatela is in the bullpen today and was ostensibly another option, but as Ryan Spilborghs pointed out in the ROOT broadcast, Lyles is more accustomed to warming up quickly than Senzatela is.