Tyler Anderson allowed six earned runs, seven hits and three walks over five innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Anderson was wild again, throwing just 54 of his 94 pitches for strikes. The offense bailed him out by getting to Arizona closer Fernando Rodney for three in the ninth inning or Anderson would have slipped to 1-4 on the season. As it stands he has a dismal 7.71 ERA and 1.58 WHIP and he hasn't recorded a victory since his initial outing of the 2017 campaign back on April 4 in Milwaukee.
Mark Reynolds finished 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a game-winning RBI single in the top of the ninth inning Saturday in Arizona.
Reynolds raised his average to .311 with his 10th multi-hit game in the month of April. He isn't doing it cheaply, either, as he has belted four homers while piling up 11 RBI over the past eight contests.
Brandon Drury finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 7-6 loss against the Rockies.
Drury has hit safely in five straight outings and eight of his past nine appearances. He appears to be over the jammed right knee which sent him to the bench in the middle of the week. Drury is considered a below-average defender but if he keeps hitting he will remain a fixture in the Arizona lineup.
Zack Greinke allowed three earned runs while scattering seven hits and two walks over six innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Rockies.
Greinke was in line for the victory, but closer Fernando Rodney turned a two-run lead into a one-run loss in the bottom of the ninth inning. At least the veteran Greinke was able to recorded nine strikeouts, but it was a bit alarming that he was tagged for three solo homers. It hasn't been a recurring theme, as he had allowed just two long balls over his first 30 2/3 innings, so don't be terribly concerned.
Fernando Rodney allowed three earned runs, two hits and two walks in a shaky ninth inning Saturday against the Rockies, blowing his second save.
Rodney has blown back-to-back save chances, allowing eight runs and eight hits while recording just five outs. Velocity isn't an issue, as he topped out at 98 mph with his fastball in Saturday's outing, but he was not exactly pinpoint with his location. If you own stock in Rodney it's time to buy insurance in the form of JJ Hoover, as he is likely next in line for saves if the veteran loses his job.