Jul 13, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Brett Anderson (30) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. Brett Anderson vs. Charlie Morton

The Colorado Rockies began the second-half of the 2014 campaign with the same results. The bullpen faltered for the umpteenth time as they lost the first game of a three-game set to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-2.

Pitching Matchup:

COL: Brett Anderson (0-3, 4.95 ERA)
PIT: Charlie Morton (5-9, 3.32 ERA)

Brett Anderson will be making his second-straight start after being sidelined with a broken finger back on April 12th. The southpaw received a not so welcomed return against the Minnesota Twins last Sunday. Anderson gave up five earned on 10 hits, walking three and striking out four over five innings. The Twins would scrape five runs in the first inning on seven hits. Anderson looks to bounce back against a good Pittsburgh Pirates lineup.

Charlie Morton will take the hill, looking to earn Pittsburgh a series victory. Morton has an admirable ERA for the Pirates, but his wins/loss record shows that he in fact gets very little run support while on the mound. During his last start against the Cincinnati Reds, Morton gave up five earned on six hits, walking two and striking out six over six innings of work. The game prior, he threw a one-hitter through seven innings against the St. Louis Cardinals — picking up the no-decision.

Rockies Lineup:

1: Charlie Blackmon – CF
2: Nolan Arenado – 3B
3: Carlos Gonzalez – RF
4: Troy Tulowitzki – SS
5: Corey Dickerson – LF
6: Wilin Rosario – C
7: Charlie Culberson – 1B
8: DJ LeMahieu – 2B
9: Brett Anderson – P

Game Notes:

First-pitch between the Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates is scheduled for 7:05 PM ET, 5:05 PM MT.

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