Sunday, June 19, 2016

Anderson, Koehler start Rox-Marlins matchup

Armed with his best command of the season, Tom Koehler seeks to continue his recent success in the third of four games between the Marlins and Rockies on Sunday at Marlins Park.
Koehler (5-6, 4.25 ERA) has walked just three batters over his last three starts as he has gone 2-1 with a 3.50 ERA in June. The right-hander is currently tied for second in the Major Leagues with 38 walks, but he has turned the corner after issuing five free passes in each of his last four May starts.
Colorado's Tyler Anderson (0-0, 1.42 ERA) will start just his second Major League game. The rookie left-hander showed impressive command in his Major League debut against the Padres his last time out, surrendering one run on six hits over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out six and walked none in the no-decision.
Three things to know about this game
• Koehler owns a 2-0 record and a 1.93 ERA in four career starts against the Rockies. Mark Reynolds is 4-for-6 with two home runs against Koehler.
• Giancarlo Stanton is showing signs of breaking out of his slump. He's 5-for-8 in the series and posted back-to-back multi-hit games for the first time since May 4-5.
• Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood's next start could be in jeopardy. The right-hander exited Saturday's game with a mid-back spasm after struggling for 1 2/3 innings.

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