Tyler Anderson has been nothing sort of a revelation in his first season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but Monday night represented the second consecutive start in which the southpaw experienced some regression.
Facing his former Colorado Rockies team, Anderson allowed a season-high-tying 10 hits as he got through six innings. The Rockies scored one run with two outs in each of the first two innings, but after that Anderson kept them off the board until the sixth.
Giving up four runs at Coors Field is hardly considered a failure, but Anderson’s effort was bested by Chad Kuhl throwing a complete-game shutout.
As for his performance, Anderson gave the Rockies credit but also lamented missing location that led to their scoring opportunities, via SportsNet LA:
“I would say overall just pitches that got too much of the plate. We made some good pitches they got hits on, and some of their hits that kind of caused the damage were pitches that just didn’t get where I wanted it to go.”
Since throwing a career-high 123 in pursuit of a no-hitter, Anderson has allowed at least three earned runs in both ensuing starts. Prior to the current stretch, Anderson allowed more than two runs once — when he was asked to eat innings and the Philadelphia Phillies tagged him for seven runs on May 12.
Nevertheless, Anderson is 8-1 with a 3.23 ERA this season. His contributions have been all the more valuable with Clayton Kershaw spending time on the 10-day injured list, and the Dodgers starting rotation currently being without Walker Buehler and Andrew Heaney.
Scoring change from Anderson’s no-hit bid
While Shohei Ohtani broke up Anderson’s no-hitter with a one-out triple in the ninth inning, a recent scoring change took an error away from Anderson and credited Jared Walsh with an infield single in the seventh.
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