Anderson didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Rangers, allowing three runs on six hits over 5.1 innings. He struck out three without walking a batter.
The southpaw held Texas scoreless for four innings in his Seattle debut before he began to fade, and Anderson exited after 87 pitches (62 strikes). He was in line for the loss before the M's tied it up in the top of the ninth to get him off the hook. Justin Dunn (shoulder) and Justus Sheffield (forearm) are expected to rejoin the rotation at some point in August, which could push Anderson into a long-relief role, but until then the 31-year-old will try to help keep his new club in the wild-card hunt. On the season, he sports a 4.39 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 89:25 K:BB through 108.2 innings.
Anderson is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Rangers.
Anderson had been in line to pitch his final game for the Pirates on Wednesday, but he was scratched from his scheduled start after Pittsburgh agreed in principle to send him to Philadelphia. The deal was scrapped after one of the Pirates was dissatisfied with the medical reports of one of the Phillies prospects they were set to receive in return, but Pittsburgh quickly found another willing trade partner in Seattle, who sent minor leaguers Carter Bins and Joaquin Tejeda out to acquire Anderson. The 31-year-old southpaw hasn't been a major fantasy asset this season with a 4.35 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 86:25 K:BB across 103.1 innings, but he should at least add some stability to the back end of a Seattle rotation that has been hit hard by injuries.
The Mariners reached an agreement to acquire Anderson from the Pirates on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
The left-hander appeared to be on his way to Philadelphia when an agreement was reached earlier in the day, but the trade fell through due to the medicals of one of the return players. Pittsburgh didn't take long to find a new trade partner and new team for Anderson. The Pirates will receive two prospects from the Mariners, catcher Carter Bins and pitcher Joaquin Tejada.
Anderson was seen throwing in the Pirates' bullpen before Tuesday's game, as his trade to Philadelphia doesn't appear to have gone through yet, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, an issue cropped up with one of the two players being sent to Pittsburgh in the agreement -- Cristian Hernandez or Abrahan Gutierrez -- leaving Anderson's status in flux until the issue is rectified or the deal is nixed altogether. More details about the trade figure to become available later Tuesday.
Anderson was traded from the Pirates to the Phillies in exchange for Cristian Hernandez and Abrahan Gutierrez on Tuesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Anderson will head east along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in a deal which was rumored to be close earlier in the day, when Anderson was scratched from what would have been his final start as a Pirate. Exactly what Anderson has to offer the Phillies is unclear, but all he has to do is be better than Matt Moore (5.79 ERA) or Vince Velasquez (5.54 ERA) to improve the team's playoff chances. Anderson's 4.35 ERA on the season suggests that's an easy bar to clear, but he's one of the pitchers whose spin rate dropped noticeably after the league started cracking down on foreign substances. He'll also be moving from one of the league's more pitcher-friendly parks to one of its more hitter-friendly venues, which could hurt his fantasy value.
Anderson won't start Tuesday against the Brewers as previously scheduled, as he's expected to be traded to the Phillies, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
A replacement starter has yet to be announced. The deal is not quite official, but the Pirates have no need to risk the lefty getting hurt Tuesday with the trade seemingly close to the finish line. The specifics of the move have not yet been announced. Anderson hasn't been anything special, and his spin rate has fallen noticeably since the league began cracking down on foreign substances, but the bar to improve the back end of the Phillies' roster is quite low for a contender. While Anderson could have a better shot at wins due to increased run support, that could be more than offset by a big downgrade in park factors if he does indeed move to Philadelphia.
Anderson did not factor in the decision against Arizona on Tuesday. He pitched six innings and allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out six.
The southpaw picked up his fourth quality start in his past seven outings and departed the contest with Pittsburgh staked to a two-run lead. However, the Pirates' bullpen allowed eight runs after Anderson's exit, and Arizona cruised to an 11-6 win. Despite the no-decision, Anderson pitched relatively well, connecting on first-pitch strikes to 18 of the 25 batters he faced and throwing 56 of 77 pitches for strikes overall. Over his past three starts, the veteran hurler has allowed only five earned runs over 18 innings. Anderson is projected to next take the mound at home against Milwaukee early next week.
Anderson (3-8) took the loss after allowing two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out three over five innings Monday against the Rockies.
Anderson gave up the only two runs of the ballgame, one on an RBI triple to right in the third inning, and the other on a solo homer in the fifth. Despite losing three of his last four decisions, he hasn't exactly pitched poorly of late, holding his opponents to three runs or fewer in three of those outings. Anderson owns a 4.75 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with a 72:22 K:BB across 85.1 frames in 2021.
Anderson allowed three earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four across 6.2 innings Tuesday against the White Sox. He did not factor into the decision.
Anderson allowed only two hits through six shutout innings. He ran into trouble in the seventh frame, allowing two singles before giving up a three-run shot to Yasmani Grandal. Though he didn't walk away with the win as a result, it was a promising outing for Anderson, considering that he was roughed up for six runs in his last start. Overall, he has a 4.85 ERA with a 69:21 K:BB across 80.1 innings on the campaign.
Anderson (3-7) was charged with the loss Tuesday at Washington after surrendering six runs on 10 hits with four strikeouts and a walk across six innings.
The 31-year-old allowed three singles to load the bases before recording an out Tuesday, and he served up a grand slam to Yan Gomes as part of a five-run frame. The lefty settled down after that by allowing just one run given up on four hits over the following five innings, but the damage was already done. Anderson has a 4.89 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 65:20 K:BB over 73.2 innings this season, and he tentatively lines up for a tough matchup with the White Sox next week.
Anderson (3-6) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in six innings but took the loss versus the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Unfortunately for Anderson, his two biggest mistakes left the yard off the bat of Justin Turner. Beyond those two homers, the southpaw was decent but not spectacular. He completed six innings for the first time since May 9 and just the fourth time in 12 starts overall. For the year, he has a 4.52 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 61:19 K:BB across 67.2 innings. Anderson lines up for a favorable start in Washington next week.
Anderson allowed three earned runs on five hits and no walks while striking out four across 5.1 innings Thursday against the Marlins. He did not factor into the decision.
Anderson allowed only one earned run prior to being pulled after recording one out in the sixth inning. However, he exited with runners on second and third, both of whom came around to score. Anderson has now failed to work at least six innings in eight of his 11 outings this season. Through 61.2 total frames, he's maintained a 4.67 ERA with 59 strikeouts.
Anderson (3-5) allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits and a walk while striking out four in five innings to take the loss against the Cubs on Thursday.
Anderson was charged with a somewhat unlucky loss Thursday since a fielding error by first baseman Will Craig with two outs in the third inning allowed two unearned runs to cross the plate in the frame. The southpaw has now given up at least two earned runs in each of his last five starts and has been charged with losses in three of those appearances. Anderson tentatively lines up to make his next start on the road against Kansas City on Tuesday.
Anderson (3-4) took the loss Friday as the Pirates were routed 20-1 by Atlanta, surrendering nine runs on 10 hits -- including three home runs -- and two walks over five innings. He struck out seven.
The seven whiffs tied his season high, but that's cold comfort for any fantasy GMs who had the southpaw active. Anderson went five straight starts without serving up any homers in April and early May, but he's now been taken deep five times in his last two trips to the mound. He'll carry a 4.73 ERA and 51:16 K:BB through 51.1 innings into his next outing.
Anderson didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Giants, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out seven.
The southpaw got taken deep by Darin Ruf and Brandon Crawford in the first inning, putting him in a quick 3-0 hole, and Anderson left the game in line for his fourth loss before a late rally by Pittsburgh got him off the hook. The outing snapped a string of three straight quality starts for Anderson, and he sports a 3.50 ERA and surprisingly solid 44:14 K:BB through 46.1 innings on the season.
Anderson was originally projected to start Friday, but he will now start Saturday instead, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Assuming injury isn't involved, Anderson will still draw the same matchup against the Giants. Anderson has been a pleasant surprise early on this season, maintaining a 3.05 ERA and 1.04 WHIP across 41.1 innings through seven starts. Miguel Yajure was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis to start Friday's game.
Anderson (3-3) limited the Cubs to two earned runs in eight innings Sunday, striking out six while allowing four hits and a walk in a 6-5 win.
After he was staked to a first-inning, four-run lead, Anderson pounded the strike zone. He threw 71 of 102 pitches for strikes and gave his team a much-needed quality outing. The southpaw lowered his earned-run average to 3.04 in 40.1 innings. He's set to face off against the team that non-tendered him following the 2020 season, the Giants, in the coming week.
Anderson (2-3) gave up two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out five over 6.2 innings Monday against the Padres. He took the loss.
Anderson took a no-hitter into the seventh inning but was unable to navigate the middle of San Diego's lineup a third time. He's now allowed two earned runs or fewer in four straight starts and is the owner of a 3.24 ERA.
Anderson gave up one run on three hits and two walks over six innings during Tuesday's 2-1 win over Kansas City. He had five strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.
The left-hander was unable to pick up his third win of the season despite the strong showing, as Pittsburgh didn't score its second run of the contest until the bottom of the seventh inning. Anderson is pitching well to open the season with a 3.38 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 26:8 K:BB through 26.2 innings during his first season with the Pirates.
Anderson (2-2) earned the win Wednesday, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in five innings in the first game of a doubleheader against the Tigers.
Anderson threw 64 of his 90 pitches for strikes. He benefited from the Pirates' three-run fourth inning to give them a lead. Anderson has been solid in 2021 with a 3.92 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 21:6 K:BB across 20.2 innings. He is expected to make his next start during next week's two-game series versus the Royals.
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