Cody Anderson is going to fool a lot of people who still use ERA as their primary assessment of a pitcher, and in fairness, it's not like his knack for run prevention only began in the majors. He had a 1.89 ERA in 13 starts between Double- and Triple-A to earn his midseason promotion. But the plain truth is he can't get away with missing so few bats in the majors. His 4.3 strikeouts per nine innings ranked second-to-last among pitchers with at least 90 innings, and while his groundball tendencies offset it somewhat, he's not exactly Brett Anderson in that regard. And are you excited about drafting Anderson? Of course not, so why would you want a poor facsimile? It's never as simple as that, of course, but given the little we know about Anderson so far, he's AL-only material if he wins a rotation spot.
Indians pitcher Cody Anderson will not make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Twins, as the game has been postponed due to rain, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. The game has been rescheduled as part of a traditional day/night doubleheader on Wednesday. Anderson has been designated as the Tribe's Game 1 starter, with Carlos Carrasco to follow in the nightcap.
Indians starting pitcher Cody Anderson turned in a quality start Friday night, allowing one run on five hits, he walked five and struck out six over 6.2 innings of a 12-1 win against the White Sox. Anderson (5-3, 3.48 ERA) has been on a roller coaster this year, getting off to a torrid start, then struggling and spending time on the DL, and pitching reasonably well since his return. He can be too hittable at times, and the five walks weren't too encouraging, so there are chinks in his armor that could be exposed at any time.
The dispatching of Trevor Bauer to the bullpen has altered the weekend rotation for the Indians with the White Sox coming to town and beyond. Cody Anderson is set to start Friday with Carlos Carrasco and Josh Tomlin following him to the mound over the next two days. Danny Salazar will go Tuesday and Corey Kluber on Wednesday in Minnesota.
The Indians must wait another day to make an attempt to reach .500 for the first time since they were 2-2. Their game against visiting Detroit was rained out Saturday for the second straight night. A makeup date has yet to be determined. The teams will play a doubleheader Sunday with Indians right-hander Cody Anderson facing hot Tigers starter Justin Verlander in Game 1 and Cleveland starting Trevor Bauer against veteran Randy Wolf in the nightcap.
The game between the Tigers and Indians was postponed on Friday due to rain. The game will be made up as a doubleheader on Sunday. Both teams have set their rotations for the rest of the weekend. Justin Verlander, who was originally scheduled to pitch Friday, will pitch for the Tigers on Saturday. Matt Boyd and Randy Wolf will start the two games of the twinbill on Sunday. The Indians will have Cody Anderson on Saturday, with Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco following suit on Sunday.