Rockies still can't solve Anderson in 6-2 loss

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 31, 2014 at 8:16 pm •  Published: August 31, 2014
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PHOENIX (AP) — The Colorado Rockies haven't figured out a way to solve Arizona Diamondbacks rookie right-hander Chase Anderson this season.

Anderson held the Rockies to a run on five hits over six innings on Sunday, helping the Diamondbacks to a 6-2 win.

Nolan Reimold's first career pinch-hit homer in the seventh was the decisive hit. His two-run shot highlighted a four-run inning that broke the game open.

Anderson (8-6) held the Rockies without a hit until Charlie Blackmon led off the fourth with a home run. Anderson struck out eight, tying a career high, and is 3-0 in three starts against Colorado in his career.

"Arm felt really good from the getgo," said Anderson, who made his last start a full week before. "It felt like college days, six days of rest. It was good to have a little more life on the fastball."

Aaron Hill tripled, doubled and singled, scoring twice with two runs batted in. Ender Inciarte had two hits, two runs scored and a stolen base in the Diamondbacks' win.

Hill's first-inning single knocked in Inciarte after he'd walked, stole second base and took third on a wild pitch. Former Rockies player Jordan Pacheco singled in Hill in the third inning after Hill's two-out triple.

After Reimold's home run, Hill doubled in Inciarte and Mark Trumbo added an RBI single.

"He had a little more velocity than I remember from the last time we faced him," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said of Anderson. "He stays in good count and goes back and forth. Works both sides of the plate and doesn't fall into patterns."

Jorge De La Rosa took the loss, the Rockies' fifth in six games. De La Rosa (13-10) allowed four runs on seven hits through six-plus innings, but was chased after Reimold's home run.

"We were hoping to get through the first three hitters in the seventh but the first two guys in the inning ended up scoring," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "At that point I had to go get (De La Rosa). He did what he almost always does, he puts us in a position to win games."

ROCKIES TO RESUME SUSPENDED GAME MONDAY

Weiss had yet to name the first pitcher who will take the mound in the resumption of a suspended game against the San Francisco Giants Monday in Denver. The original game was played May 22 and suspended due to rain in the bottom the sixth with two outs and a runner on first base and the score tied at 2.

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