Anderson wasn't included on Milwaukee's roster for the NLDS, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports. It's not exactly a major surprise, as Milwaukee rolled with a six-man rotation for most of the season, and Anderson was the weakest link of that unit. Still, it was a solid season for the veteran left-hander, who had a 4.22 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 58:28 K:BB over 96 innings (24 starts). Anderson is unlikely to join the roster for any further playoff rounds unless the Brewers suffer some pitching injuries.
Anderson started Sunday's 10-3 loss to the Dodgers, allowing one hit in a scoreless first inning to receive a no-decision. With the NL Central already clinched, manager Craig Counsell opted to go with the veteran Anderson for one inning to begin Sunday's game after the 33-year-old tossed 61 pitches Thursday. Anderson concludes the 2021 season with a 4-9 record in 24 starts with a 4.22 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 58:28 K:BB across 96 innings.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Anderson will start Sunday against the Dodgers in what amounts to a bullpen day for Milwaukee, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Anderson will be returning to the mound on just two days' rest after he threw 61 pitches and covered five innings Thursday in St. Louis. The southpaw will likely be in store for an even lighter workload in the regular-season finale, rendering him an unappealing streaming option for fantasy managers hoping that he might be able to scoop up a win.
Anderson allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two across five innings during Thursday's loss to the Cardinals. He did not factor into the decision. Making his second start since his return from the injured list with a left shoulder contusion, Anderson did his duty to keep the Brewers in the game, but his offense failed to provide enough run support. It was a decent bounce-back performance for the 33-year-old, who finishes the regular season 4-9 with a 4.26 ERA and 1.36 WHIP across 23 outings. His postseason status remains unclear at this point.
Anderson (4-9) allowed two earned runs on six hits and one walk through 1.2 innings, taking the loss in Wednesday's 10-2 defeat to the Cardinals. He did not record a strikeout. In his first start since suffering a left shoulder contusion on Sept. 1 against the Giants, it was Anderson's ego that was bruised Wednesday night. Although the left-hander only had two earned runs charged to his name, six Cardinals crossed home under his watch. The big blow came from Tyler O'Neill, who smacked a two-run shot off Anderson in the first. While the 33-year-old has been a serviceable pitcher for the Brewers this season, the lack of strikeouts in his game (four or fewer in 21 of 22 starts) render him a tough play in most fantasy formats.
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