The Colorado Rockies looked like the team they need to be on Wednesday night, as they beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2. A big fourth inning and an excellent outing from Tyler Anderson contributed to the victory.
While the Rockies had 11 hits, nine of them were singles. The only extra base hits came in that big fourth — a Trevor Story double and an Ian Desmond home run. So while the Rockies offense didn’t exactly light it up with extra base hits in Philadelphia, there was constantly traffic, especially early. Philadelphia starter Nick Pivetta gave up eight hits and three walks in his five innings pitched. Also, the Rockies scored enough runs for taco’s and a victory, so there’s nothing to be too disappointed about.
Let’s keep this Tyler Anderson
Tyler Anderson pitched seven innings Wednesday, and it was the second time in a row he gave the Rockies seven. This game was even better than his June 7 performance at Cincinnati. He struck out six and gave up six hits without walking a batter. The only blemish against Anderson was a fifth inning solo home run. It would be huge for the Rockies if this version of Tyler Anderson sticks around for a while.
The Rockies and Phillies play an afternoon game tomorrow — morning in Colorado with an 11:05 start time. German Márquez will face Vince Velasquez.