After 161 games, 1435 1⁄3 innings, 6064 plate appearances, 1401 hits, 1387 strikeouts, 90 wins and 71 losses, the Colorado Rockies’ season comes down to this: one game against the Washington Nationals for their first division title.
Well, that’s not exactly true. The Giants and Dodgers play today at roughly the same time. That makes this a dual game thread, but we’ll focus on the facts of the Rockies game for now. For more information on all the other games happening today, click here.
Tyler Anderson will toe the rubber for the Rockies as they try to win one more game (and hope for a Giants win) to get them into the NLDS. Anderson was scratched about a day before his last start on September 25 due to soreness. In his previous two starts before that he went six innings and allowed just two earned runs in each.
The Nationals will send out Erick Fedde—not NL Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer—for the last game of the year. Fedde has been less-than-stellar in limited action this season, putting up a 2-3 record with a 5.24 ERA. Fedde actually made his major league debut against the Rockies back on July 30, 2017. He went four innings, allowed seven runs on ten hits with two walks and three strikeouts in DC.
Keep a close watch on the scoreboards, ladies and gentlebots. It should be a bumpy ride.
Start time: 1:10 pm MT
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, MLB.tv (free this weekend, subject to blackouts)
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)
Game 162 and there's no better place than 20th and Blake, in front of our AMAZING fans! pic.twitter.com/OZGkOT3kG3— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 30, 2018
#Game162 pic.twitter.com/lqZUc7WK4q— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 30, 2018