Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Match Information
Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates, PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA, 7:05 PM ET When and where: May 22, 2019. Live score on our site.
Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates
The ugly road trip continues for the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday as they take on the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates. The Rockies are eager for a turnaround series against the Pirates who, after being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies, are coming off a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres in a four-game road meeting.
Right-handed pitcher Jon Gray is going to kick things off on the mound for the Rockies against Montana DuRapau from Pittsburgh. Tyler Anderson, rocky starter, will have knee surgery. The season of Tyler Anderson is starting to look bleak.
According to Rockies manager Bud Black, the starting pitcher is expected to undergo left knee surgery via The Denver Post, which could keep him sidelined indefinitely. It’s hard enough that he’s already struggling on the mound, but it’s going to be even harder for the Rockies to move forward without their fifth starter. Anderson pitched an 11.76 ERA in five launches this season, and those struggles were a good chance to be a direct result of knee injury.
The Phillies swept the Rockies in their previous series after splitting even with the Boston Red Sox. The team has already ranked 24th in the league in average ERA, and that number is not likely to improve with them now scrambling to find a suitable replacement for Anderson. They are currently ranked fourth in the NL West division with 21 wins.
Gray will enter the game against the Pirates on Wednesday throwing an ERA 4.73 and WHIP 1.37. The pitcher on the right comes off a poor performance on the road against the Phillies, where he allowed five earned runs in four-plus innings. However, when facing the NL East No. 1 ranked team, he managed to retire eight batters. He’ll try to build on that performance when he facHe’ll try to build on that performance when he faces the Pirates.es the Pirates.
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