Tyler Anderson was dominant in the Rockies 1-0 win against the Giants Wednesday night. Giants pitcher Andrew Suárez was nearly as dominant, but he allowed a gigantic solo home run to Chris Iannetta in the seventh. Given Anderson’s start, that was all the Rockies needed to win the game, complete the sweep, and put the Rockies back above .500 at 44-43.
First pitch strikes, excellent command, and efficient outs pretty much characterized Anderson’s night. That translated to two hits and two walks in eight shutout innings while striking out nine. Anderson gave way to Wade Davis for the ninth inning.
Wednesday was a lot like Anderson’s previous start in Los Angeles. Taken together, and Anderson has tossed 16 innings shutout innings in his last two starts, during which he’s given up six hits, walked three, and struck out 17.
Chris Iannetta broke up the scoreless game in the seventh with this home run. The only thing that would have made it better is if it landed in the fireworks and set them off mid-game.
After this short three-game home stand, the Rockies are off on Thursday before starting a short three-game road trip on Friday in Seattle.