Colorado Rockies left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson made his Rockies debut Tuesday night and pitched very well. The southpaw pitched six innings, allowing four runs in which three were earned. He gave up a double to Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the second inning to plate Garrett Jones to give the Marlins the early 1-0 lead.
Adeiny Hechavarria followed up with a sacrifice fly to right field to score Saltalamacchia to give them a two run lead. Marcell Ozuna would try to tag up from first to second but would be thrown out to end the inning. Colorado got on the board in the fourth inning as shortstop Troy Tulowitzki collected his first hit of the season which would be a double to the right-center game to score Carlos Gonzalez. After a Justin Morneau infield bloop single, Wilin Rosario would hit a sacrifice fly to right to score Tulo to tie the game up at two.
Besides giving up those two runs in the fourth inning, Nathan Eovaldi was solid for the Marlins. The right-hander threw six innings, giving up six hits, two earned runs while striking out six. In the bottom of the sixth, Giancarlo Stanton would ground into a fielder’s choice which would score pinch-hitter Reed Johnson who led off the inning with a double. Casey McGehee would follow that up with a single up the middle to score Stanton to put them up 4-2.
Colorado would appear to have things cooking in the top of the eighth as Michael Cuddyer doubled down the left-field line to begin the inning. Carlos Gonzalez would follow-up with a double of his own, scoring Cuddyer to bring the lead to within one. Colorado would fail to plate CarGo and they would take the loss by the final of 4-3.
The Colorado Rockies (0-2) return back to action tomorrow night against the Marlins. The probable pitching match-up features Colorado’s Jordan Lyles vs. Miami’s Henderson Alvarez. First-pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM ET, 5:10 PM MT.