After making history and breaking new records last night, the Dodgers dropped Sunday night’s game to the Colorado Rockies with a final score of 1-4.
Despite Tyler Anderson’s 10-strikeout game, the LA team’s offense did not come ready to play. Maybe it was because they didn’t need many hits to walk away with the win last night but the team only had 3 hits to the Rockies’ 10 hits.
#Dodgers lost to Rockies for the 6th time this season (in 16 games). That is their most losses to any opponent this year. The Rockies are in last place in the NL West, 44 games behind LAD.
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) October 2, 2022
Anderson Ties His All-Time High
On the mound for his 28th start of the season was Tyler Anderson who put in the work finishing with a line of 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 Ks, 86 pitches, and 36 CSW%.
The 10 strikeouts tied his all-time best yet it still wasn’t enough to amount to a win for the Dodgers. But, he was able to retire the last 16 batters which is impressive in itself and shows promise for the postseason.
Tyler Anderson has his first double-digit strikeout game as a Dodger.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) October 2, 2022
Now Tyler Anderson has moved to career-high territory with strikeout No. 10. He ties his career high, having also K'd 10 on 8/24/16 and 5/6/17 when he was a member of the Colorado Rockies.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) October 2, 2022
The Dodgers’ pitching staff is the best in the league with a 2.80 ERA. Julio Urias has the second lowest ERA with 2.12 and trailing behind him with the 11th best ERA is his teammate Tyler Anderson.
The southpaw, who finished the regular season with a 2.54 ERA, has held it down all season for the Dodgers, even after welcoming a baby boy into the world just a few weeks ago.
Additionally, coming into the 2022 season, Anderson’s career ERA was 4.62. It now stands at 4.16 headed into October.
Despite Anderson’s stellar performance from the mound, the team wasn’t able to get a piece of action off Rockies pitcher German Marquez who allowed only one hit across his six innings while striking out eight.
With Betts taking the day off, Freeman and Turner both failed to produce a hit against the Colorado team. The only run of the game came from a fielding error in the eighth allowing Cody Bellinger to score.
However, following the run with Thompson now at second base, Daniel Bard struck out the top of the Dodgers lineup 1-2-3 to end the inning. He then punched out the next three batters in the ninth to improve his ERA to 1.82 this season.
The Dodgers, who are now 110-49, will face off against the Rockies three more times to end their regular season. The first pitch is set for 7:10 pm where Tony Gonsolin will faceoff against Jose Urena.