Anderson allowed a single run on six hits and two walks while striking out seven batters over seven innings during Thursday's extra-innings loss to the Phillies. He didn't factor into the decision. The lefty has settled into a nice groove with just seven runs allowed and 32 strikeouts over 24.2 innings through his past four starts. It's difficult to get too excited about Anderson because he pitches his home game at hitter-friendly Coors Field, but his current form is impressive nonetheless. Anderson lines up to face the Mariners at Coors in his next start.
Anderson (3-4) allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks in Friday's 12-6 win over the Reds. He struck out seven and hit a batter. It was a solid performance from Anderson, who had his swing-and-miss stuff working from the outset of the contest. He's now won two of his last three starts after scuffling to a 1-3 opening on the campaign. Anderson's tendency to give up the long ball limits his fantasy upside, but his 9.19 K/9 makes him a worthy streaming option for starts away from Coors Field. He'll take the mound again Thursday at Philadelphia.
Anderson (2-4) allowed three runs on five hits and a pair of walks across 5.2 innings in a losing effort Saturday against the Dodgers. He also struck out eight. After initially being tabbed for Thursday's start, the date change ultimately didn't change much about the southpaw's performance. He continued to be plagued by the long ball, serving up his 10th homer of the season to Brett Eibner in the fifth. This also comes on the heels of a 2016 campaign in which Anderson let only 12 balls leave the yard. He also needed 102 offerings to get through his evening, and although 68 of them went for strikes, his command began to tail off toward the end of his outing. Anderson will look to right the ship in his next scheduled start, Friday versus the Reds.
Anderson (knee) will start Saturday's game against the Dodgers, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. A bout of knee inflammation forced Anderson to move back from Thursday, but there's no reason to think he will be limited in any significant way Saturday. The Dodgers' struggles against lefties are well documented, but Anderson has gotten off to a disappointing start this season, allowing nine homers in just 36.1 innings en route to a 6.69 ERA and 5.42 FIP.
Anderson's start was moved to Saturday due to knee inflammation, Jenny Cavnar of ROOT Sports reports. Apparently Anderson was experiencing inflammation in his left knee after his last start, which was May 6 against the Diamondbacks. Anderson was scheduled to pitch Thursday's game against the Dodgers, but the club thought it would be best to give him a couple more days to rest and moved his start to Saturday. Through seven starts this season, Anderson is 2-3 with a 6.69 ERA and 1.51 WHIP.
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