Anderson threw just three innings in Game 7 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Sunday, allowing two runs on five hits while walking two and striking out two. Anderson's teammates gave him a two-run cushion by scoring in both of the first two innings, but he gave it all back in the third, with a two-out rally setting up a two-RBI single for Will Smith. He was not asked to come back out for the fourth inning. The 22-year-old finishes the postseason with a 0.96 ERA and a 31.2 percent strikeout rate in 18.2 innings.
Anderson tossed four scoreless innings Tuesday as he didn't factor into the decision in the win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLCS. He allowed one hit and five walks while striking out five. Anderson had his second scoreless outing of the postseason during Tuesday's contest, but he didn't qualify for the win during his four-inning appearance. He struggled with command, as only 48 of his 85 pitches went for strikes while he issued five walks. However, his strikeout rate remained high against the Dodgers. The right-hander could make another start during the NLCS if necessary.
Anderson (1-0) recorded the win over 5.2 innings of scoreless work Wednesday, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out eight in a victory over the Marlins in Game 2 of the NLDS. Anderson fanned eight in a dominant outing. The 22-year-old threw 61 of his 94 pitches for strikes and recorded a first-pitch strike on 10 of the 21 batters that he faced. The rookie has yet to allow a run this postseason. His next chance at taking the mound will come if the Braves advance to the NLCS.
Anderson picked up the win in Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Round against the Reds on Thursday, striking out nine while walking two and allowing just two hits over six scoreless innings. The stage certainly didn't look too large for the 22-year-old in his playoff debut, which was also just his seventh start at the big-league level. He did load the bases in the second inning on a single and a pair of walks, but that was the only time he allowed a runner to even reach second base. He's certainly earned a start in the NLDS against either the Cubs or Marlins.
Anderson (3-2) took the loss Thursday as Atlanta fell 4-2 to the Marlins, giving up three unearned runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out six without walking a batter. The rookie took a shutout into the sixth inning, but an error by Adeiny Hechavarria to lead off the frame proved costly when Miami staged a two-out rally. Anderson closes out the regular season with an impressive 1.95 ERA and 41:14 K:BB through his first 32.1 big-league innings, and he should be a big part of Atlanta's rotation plans in the playoffs.