The Rockies’ ugly, 12-Three loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon might merely be tossed away as “simply a kind of days” within the marathon of a 162-game season.
Besides that there was extra to this defeat.
For one factor, the surging Cardinals (73-58) now lead the Rockies (71-59) by 1 ½ video games within the race for the Nationwide League’s high wild-card spot. The Redbirds took two of three video games at Coors Subject to win the sequence.
Colorado entered the day tied with Arizona for the lead within the Nationwide League West. The Diamondbacks have been internet hosting Toronto on Sunday afternoon.
The larger subject, nonetheless, is the latest efficiency of Rockies starter Tyler Anderson. The left-hander lasted simply two-thirds of an inning Sunday, the Cardinals battering him for six runs on seven hits, together with a two-run dwelling run by Tyler O’Neill and two doubles within the inning by MVP candidate Matt Carpenter.
Carpenter completed the sport with a career-best 4 doubles, tying a franchise file set by Joe “Ducky” Medwick on Aug. 4, 1937, in opposition to the Boston Bees.
Anderson, 6-7 with a 4.79 ERA general, suffered by means of a troublesome August. In 5 begins, Anderson was 0-Four with an 11.39 ERA and 10 dwelling runs given up. His 27 dwelling runs allowed are second-most within the Nationwide League behind Milwaukee’s Chase Anderson, who’s served up 28.
Reliever Chad Bettis, the previous starter, got here on for Anderson and pitched Three ⅓ innings. However Bettis additionally obtained knocked round, giving up 4 (unearned) runs on 4 hits, together with a run-scoring double to Carpenter within the third.
St. Louis starter Austin Gomber, given an enormous lead earlier than stepping on the mound, had little drawback silencing the Rockies’ bats. The left-hander was charged with two runs (one earned) on 5 hits over six innings. He struck out six and walked just one as he improved to 4-Zero and lowered his ERA to 2.79.
Matt Holliday, the previous Cardinal, singled off Gomber within the second and scored on Ian Desmond’s double to heart discipline, the place Harrison Bader mishandled the ball for an error. Colorado notched its second run off Gomber within the third on a leadoff double by DJ LeMahieu, who got here round to attain on an a single by Nolan Arenado and an RBI groundout by Trevor Story.
Colorado begins a six-game, seven-day highway journey at Anaheim in opposition to the Angels on Monday.