Anderson beat the Braves to improve to 3-3 on Saturday, allowing three runs with six strikeouts compared to just one walk across six innings. Anderson allowed just one extra-base hit Saturday, but Atlanta managed to manufacture runs in three separate innings by stringing multiple hits together. Anderson still managed to deliver his fourth quality start in the last five tries, and the win was his third in a row. The lefty has become a reliable piece of the rotation, and he will take a 3.56 ERA into Thursday's start at the Mets.
Anderson (2-3) allowed four runs on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts over 6.1 innings in Monday's win over the Rays. Anderson's stretch of three quality starts was snapped, but considering this start was at Coors Field, he can be forgiven, as he at least managed to keep the ball in the park for 6.1 innings. Considering the Rockies are scoring 6.3 runs per game at home, if he can replicate this kind of performance in future starts at Coors, he'll be in line for more wins in the future.
Anderson (0-3) allowed three runs on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts over six innings in Monday's loss to the Giants. Anderson continues to pitch well, as he now has three quality starts in five appearances and came one out away from the feat in his other two. He did give up a pair of home runs Monday, but has served up just three in 29.2 innings this season. Particularly considering three of his starts have come at Coors Field, Anderson can be proud of his 3.03 ERA thus far despite his winless record.
Anderson will make his next scheduled start as planned Monday against the Giants. Anderson has started four games for the Rockies, but has yet to earn his first victory despite a 2.66 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. There was a risk he would get bumped back due to the pending activation of Tyler Chatwood (back), but Chatwood is instead scheduled to take the mound Tuesday, and will be followed in the rotation by Jorge De La Rosa.
Anderson (0-2) took the loss Wednesday afternoon against the Blue Jays. He pitched six innings, allowing three runs (two earned), eight hits and two walks while striking out six. Giving up just two earned runs against an explosive offense at Coors Field is an impressive feat, but Anderson is still searching for that elusive first big league win. He allowed a homer to Josh Donaldson in the third and an RBI single to Troy Tulowitzki two batters later, giving the Jays a 3-0 lead that they wouldn't relinquish. The 26-year-old southpaw has been solid in his first four MLB starts, posting an ERA of 2.66 -- extremely notable when considering three outings were in Colorado -- with a 24:5 K:BB in 23.2 innings.