Anderson was non-tendered by the Giants on Wednesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
The left-hander started 11 games for the Giants during the shortened season and had a 4.37 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 41:25 K:BB over 59.1 innings. Anderson spent the previous four seasons with the Rockies and had a 4.69 ERA in 73 appearances (71 starts).
Anderson (4-3) allowed two runs on five hits and four walks while also striking out four across six innings as he earned the win over the Padres on Friday.
Friday's outing was a solid one for Anderson, who really only had some minor struggles with allowing walks in the game. He gave up an RBI double to Tommy Pham in the second inning but otherwise kept it clean until he came back out for the seventh and surrendered a leadoff double to end his night. Anderson was charged with a second earned run but fortunately still picked up a win even as the Padres piled on three runs in the seventh in a failed comeback attempt. The southpaw has put up a 4.37 ERA and has reeled off three wins in his last four starts to finish out the regular season and push San Francisco toward a potential playoff berth.
Anderson (3-3) allowed two unearned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four in 5.2 innings in a win over the Athletics on Sunday.
Anderson was ejected from his start Thursday, allowing him to pitch again on short rest, and he delivered solid results given the circumstances. The 30-year-old lowered his ERA to 4.53 with a 1.38 WHIP and 37:21 K:BB in 53.2 innings this season in 12 appearances (10 starts). The southpaw lines up for a start in one game of Friday's doubleheader versus the Padres.
Anderson will start Sunday's game against the Athletics, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Johnny Cueto was originally slated to start Sunday, but the Giants will push him back to Monday for some extra rest. Anderson last took the mound Thursday, but he was ejected after only two innings and will return for his next start on two days rest.
Anderson threw two innings of four-hit, four-run ball Thursday prior to being ejected, as the Giants beat the Mariners 6-4. He struck out three while walking one.
Home plate umpire Edwin Moscoso was maligned on the broadcast throughout the afternoon and Anderson paid the price after arguing balls and strikes in the third. Nonetheless, after pitching six scoreless innings versus the Mariners in his last start Sept. 9, Anderson was much less sharp this time around. He'll look to bounce back in his next start against Colorado on Tuesday.
Anderson won't start Tuesday in Seattle as scheduled, as the game has been postponed due to air quality issues, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.
Parts of the West Coast have the world's worst air quality at the moment due to wildfires tearing through the region. The teams will travel down to San Francisco, where the situation is slightly better, and will hope to complete their two-game series Wednesday and Thursday. According to Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic, Anderson will receive an additional day of rest and start Thursday's contest.
Anderson (2-3) earned the win Wednesday after holding the Mariners scoreless across six innings. He allowed three hits and a walk while striking out four.
The southpaw snapped a two-game losing streak to pick up his second win of the season. Anderson threw 65-of-100 pitches for strikes while blanking the Mariners across six innings. It was the fourth time this season that Anderson did not allow a run. The 30-year-old will look to continue improving upon a 4.50 ERA and 1.35 WHIP during a rematch at Seattle on Tuesday.
Anderson (1-3) was tagged with the loss Friday against the Diamondbacks. He allowed four runs on seven hits and one walk while fanning two across four innings.
Anderson's last two starts against Arizona haven't been pretty -- he has given up 11 runs on 16 hits and four walks while fanning five across 8.2 innings. He also tossed a complete game against the Diamondbacks on Aug. 22, however, so he has shown the ability to get things done in the past. Through nine appearances (seven starts), Anderson owns a 5.18 ERA and 1.45 WHIP this season. His next scheduled start will come Sept. 9 at home against the Mariners.
Anderson (1-2) was tagged with the loss Friday against the Diamondbacks. He gave up seven runs on nine hits and three walks while fanning three across 4.2 innings.
Anderson was coming off a complete game against Arizona in his previous start and had allowed two or fewer runs in five of his first seven starts of the season, but he crumbled early in this game and didn't find a way to turn things around. It seems the complete game of Aug. 22 might be an outlier instead of the norm going forward for the 30-year-old lefty, as he has now given up four or more runs in three of his last four starts.
Anderson (1-1) allowed one unearned run in nine innings to pick up the win against Arizona on Saturday. He yielded three hits and did not walk a batter while striking out four.
Anderson was sharp in his first career complete game, needing only 103 pitches to close out the victory. The only run against him came in the seventh inning as a result of a throwing error by Brandon Crawford, a stolen base and a single. The dominant performance was a significant improvement over Anderson's previous two outings, during which he gave up a combined nine runs over 10 innings. The southpaw will look to build upon his strong start when he heads to Arizona for a rematch with the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Anderson didn't factor into the decision in Monday's game between the Giants and the Angels. He allowed five runs on eight hits and one walk while fanning eight across five innings.
Anderson notched a season-high mark in strikeouts that came out of nowhere, as he had racked up 10 total punchouts in his previous four starts. That said, it did not matter much as the Angels did damage when they put bat to ball. Anderson has allowed nine earned runs and 13 hits in his last 10 innings across his past two starts, and that doesn't bode well for his upcoming start scheduled for Aug. 22 at home against Arizona.
Anderson didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's contest between the Giants and the Astros. He allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while fanning two across five innings.
Anderson didn't fare as well as he did during his first start of the season -- he pitched five scoreless innings at Colorado on Aug. 6 -- but he should remain in the rotation considering both Jeff Samardzija (shoulder) and Drew Smyly (finger) remain in the injured list. If that's the case, then Anderson's next start could come Aug. 17 on the road against the Angels.
Anderson is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Astros in Houston.
Anderson joined the San Francisco rotation Aug. 6 as a replacement for Drew Smyly (finger) and fared well at his former stomping grounds in Coors Field, holding the Rockies scoreless and ceding two hits and two walks over five innings. He'll be rewarded with a second turn through the rotation and should have some longevity as a starter for the club if he can continue to deliver quality results. Shortly after Smyly was moved to the injured list last week, he was joined by another starting pitcher in Jeff Samardzija (shoulder).
Anderson allowed two hits and two walks while striking out three across five scoreless innings Thursday against the Rockies. He did not factor into the decision.
Anderson got a shot in the rotation due to an injury to Drew Smyly (finger). He was effective in a tough environment, holding the Rockies scoreless at Coors Field. Anderson wasn't overpowering, but didn't allow any extra-base hits to stay out of trouble. Reports suggest Smyly won't return to the mound until at least mid-August, meaning Anderson could stick in the rotation for the time being. If that is the case, he'd line up to start next on Tuesday at Houston.
Anderson will start Thursday's game against the Rockies, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
The injury to Drew Smyly (finger) opens up a spot in the starting rotation, and Anderson will receive the first crack at filling the hole against his former team. The 30-year-old has served as an opener and long reliever early in the season for the Giants, and he has a 3.68 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 4:6 K:BB through 7.1 innings.
Anderson tossed 3.2 scoreless innings in relief in Wednesday's 7-6 win over the Padres. He scattered four hits and two walks and struck out two in the 49-pitch outing.
After serving as an opening pitcher for Kevin Gausman in both players' season debuts Friday against the Dodgers, Anderson shifted into more of a long-relief role in his second outing of the campaign. He provided the Giants with quality length out of the bullpen, recording as many outs as starter Johnny Cueto in 38 fewer pitches. The lefty's prior starting experience could result in him getting a look in the San Francisco rotation down the road, but it will be difficult to mine fantasy value from him in his current role.
Anderson (0-1) was charged with the loss at Dodger Stadium on Friday after surrendering two runs on three hits and three walks over 1.2 innings.
The southpaw was making his debut as the opener for the Giants after he was claimed off waivers from the Rockies during the offseason. Anderson gave up a solo home run to Max Muncy in the first inning and allowed a two-out RBI single to Justin Turner in the second before his outing was cut short. The 30-year-old, taking the mound for the first time in a regular season game since May 3, 2019 due to undergoing knee surgery, posted an 11.76 ERA and 2.13 WHIP across five contests last year.
Anderson will serve as the Giants' opener Friday against the Dodgers, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Jeff Samardzija was expected to get the start in Friday's contest, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Anderson will start with Samardzija serving as the primary pitcher. Anderson underwent knee surgery last June, but the delayed start to the season allowed him to fully recover for the 2020 campaign. The southpaw struggled with the Rockies prior to his injury in 2019, logging an 11.76 ERA and 2.13 WHIP over 20.2 innings across five starts.
Anderson (knee) is back to full health and isn't expected to face any limitations when the Giants resume training, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Had the 2020 season started in late March as originally scheduled, Anderson likely would have been headed for the injured list, but MLB's three-plus-month layoff has afforded him ample recovery time from the knee surgery he required last June. The southpaw made all but two of his 73 career appearances with the Rockies as a starter, but he'll likely have to settle for a long-relief role if the Giants include him as part of their expanded roster when the season restarts.
Anderson (knee) is ahead of schedule and should be ready to pitch when play resumes, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Anderson underwent knee surgery in June and was expected to miss the beginning of the season. However, he was ahead of schedule when play was suspended and could be an option for the Giants either in the rotation or bullpen when games return. Anderson struggled through 20.2 innings with the Rockies before undergoing season-ending surgery in 2019, posting an 11.76 ERA and 2.13 WHIP.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/25||vs SD||W 5-4||1||6.0||5||2||4||4|
|09/20||@ OAK||W 14-2||1||5.2||4||0||3||4|
|09/17||@ SEA||W 6-4||2.0||4||4||1||3|
|09/09||vs SEA||W 10-1||1||6.0||3||0||1||4|
|09/04||vs ARI||L 5-6||1||4.0||7||4||1||2|
|08/28||@ ARI||L 4-7||1||4.2||9||7||3||3|
|08/22||vs ARI||W 5-1||1||9.0||3||0||0||4|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||ASX-Tri-City Dust Devils||15.0||3||3||0||1||1||0||13||3||9||0.60||0.800|
|2016||AA-Hartford Yard Goats||10.0||2||2||0||1||1||0||11||2||6||1.80||0.800|