Anderson didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Atlanta, giving up two runs on eight hits over five innings while striking out three. The 24-year-old threw 50 of 79 pitches for strikes in another respectable effort, but Anderson was headed for his first big-league loss before the Giants rallied in the bottom of the ninth. Assuming he remains in the rotation, the rookie will next take the mound Sunday, at home against the Diamondbacks.
Manager Bruce Bochy said Anderson will stick in the rotation for another start, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. "He's in the rotation right now," the skipper said. Anderson held his own in his big-league debut Wednesday against the Blue Jays, allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits and three walks while striking out five in five innings. As such, he'll remain in the rotation for at least one more turn through, with his next start likely to come at home against the Braves.
Anderson had his contract selected from Triple-A Sacramento ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Blue Jays, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. As expected, Anderson will make his big-league debut after compiling a 4.11 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 37:11 K:BB in seven starts (35 innings) for Sacramento. It remains to be seen whether Anderson will remain in the rotation beyond Wednesday's outing; that could depend on Drew Pomeranz's (lat) recovery and Anderson's performance. Tyler Beede was sent to the minors in a corresponding move.
Anderson will be called up from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday and start against the Blue Jays, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Anderson has accrued a 4.11 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with a 37:11 K:BB over 35 innings this season with the River Cats, good enough to receive a shot in the big leagues. Drew Pomeranz (lat) may only be sidelined for one start, but if he's forced to remain on the shelf for longer, Anderson could get a second turn, depending on his performance Wednesday.