Former Oregon Ducks Starter Tyler Anderson had an impressive outing on Friday in a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tyler Anderson has been in Major League Baseball over the last four season and has posted a 16-15 record with the team. His most active and impressive game may have been against Los Angeles Friday night. He threw a career-high eight innings giving up just four singles and taking just 96 pitches to handle the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road.
Anderson looked like the Ace Pitcher that Colorado envisioned him becoming when he was drafted four years ago. Since leaving the Oregon Ducks, he has been gaining experience exclusively as a Starter for the Rockies. He improved his 2018 record to 5-3 with the win and helped his team at the plate going 2 for 3.
It was his longest team Start of the season for the Colorado Rockies. His Earned Run Average is the second lowest this season in his career at 4.23 with opponents hitting .251 against him. He has shown this season that he is willing to go the distance for his team. Anderson wanted to finish the game last night against Los Angeles, but Wade Davis closed out the game for his 23rd save. He did give up a solo home run before escaping and getting Anderson the win 2-1.
Tyler Anderson’s next start will likely be against the San Francisco Giants.
Colorado is seven games back in the National League East. Following the series with Los Angeles, the team faces the San Francisco Giants over the Fourth of July holiday. There will certainly be some fireworks as both teams are less than ten games from the Division lead before the All-Star Break.
For Colorado to compete, Anderson will have to match his most recent start in the coming weeks. His confidence will need to remain high for Colorado to make a Playoff push this season.