Anderson gave up one run on three hits and a walk over 3.2 innings while striking out four in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles.
On a day when the two teams combined for eight homers, Anderson was able to limit the damage off him to a single solo shot. The right-hander has had a bumpy first spring with the Jays, posting an 11.57 ERA and 6:7 K:BB through 9.1 innings, but he's still expected to hold down a spot in the middle of the rotation.
Anderson has given up five runs with a 1:4 K:BB through 2.2 innings over his first two spring starts.
Picked up from the Brewers in the offseason to bolster the team's pitching depth, Anderson is being counted on to break camp in the middle of the Jays' rotation and at least give the club consistent, serviceable innings. Rough performances early in the spring are often long forgotten by Opening Day, but if Anderson continues to struggle over the next couple of weeks, it could put Toronto in a tough position with regard to its rotation plans.
Anderson's club option was picked up by the Blue Jays on Monday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
The Blue Jays acquired Anderson from the Brewers in exchange for Chad Spanberger earlier in the day. Milwaukee was likely going to decline the righty's $8.5 million option, but Toronto clearly acquired him with the intention of keeping him around.
Anderson was traded to the Blue Jays on Monday for an undisclosed return, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
The 31-year-old regressed slightly in 2019, as his ERA rose to 4.21 with a 1.27 WHIP. He increased his average fastball velocity to a career-high 93.4 mph, but struggled in limiting home runs, as he allowed 23 over 32 appearances (27 starts). Rogers Centre allowed the highest HR/9 rate of any major-league park last season, so Anderson could see his number of home runs allowed increase unless he can turn things around. The Brewers had reportedly been leaning toward declining Anderson's team option, so a change of scenery could be beneficial, although it's unclear whether the Blue Jays will pick up his option.
Anderson (8-4) allowed one run on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts across five innings while earning a victory against the Reds on Thursday.
Like most of the Brewers, Anderson is red hot, having allowed just two runs in his last 15 innings (1.20 ERA). In September, he's 2-0 with a 1.96 ERA. Unless he makes an appearance in relief over the weekend, Anderson finishes the regular season 8-4 with a 4.21 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 124 strikeouts in 139 innings this season.
Anderson (7-4) picked up the win in Friday's 10-1 rout of the Pirates, giving up three hits and a walk over six scoreless innings while striking out four.
After lasting only four innings in each of his last four outings, Anderson delivered his third quality start of the year at a crucial time for the Brewers, who now sit two games ahead of the Cubs for the second wild-card spot in the NL. The right-hander will take the bump one more time in the regular season, carrying a 4.30 ERA and 122:48 K:BB through 134 innings into a road start against the Reds on Thursday.
Anderson gave up one run on one hit and two walks while striking out six through four innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Sunday.
Anderson only allowed a solo home run, but he was pulled after 64 pitches before he could make it through the order for a third time. Anderson continued his string of short outings, as he has not pitched five innings in any of his last four starts. The 31-year-old has a 6-4 record with a 4.50 ERA and 118 strikeouts through 25 starts this season. Anderson is scheduled to make his next start Friday against the Pirates at Miller Park.
Anderson allowed two runs on three hits and two walks over four innings during Tuesday's game at Miami. He struck out two and did not qualify for the decision.
The 31-year-old received a quick hook as he was pulled for a pinch hitter in the top of the fifth inning while leading 3-2, costing him a chance at the win. Anderson labored during his final inning and had trouble putting away hitters throughout the outing, as the Marlins worked multiple 10-plus-pitch at-bats. The right-hander has a 4.57 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 112:45 K:BB through 124 innings and lines up to pitch Sunday at St. Louis.
Anderson did not factor into the decision during Thursday's loss to the Cubs, allowing two runs on five hits and a pair of walks while striking out four.
The right-hander threw just 59 pitches but gave up a solo home run to Wilson Contreras in the fourth inning, tying the game up, 2-2. The long ball was nothing new for Anderson, who has allowed 21 this season while battling through some consistency issues. The 31-year-old will take a 4.58 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into a more favorable matchup at Miami on Wednesday.
Anderson (6-4) allowed five runs on seven hits with one walk and two strikeouts across four innings while taking a loss against the Cubs on Friday.
The 31-year-old snapped his dubious streak of allowing a homer in five straight starts in his last outing, but he yielded two long balls to the Cubs on Friday afternoon. During his six-year MLB career, Anderson has posted a HR/9 below 1.0 during just one season, so this problem is nothing new. However, it has gone to another level, as Anderson owns a 1.6 HR/9 over the last two seasons. He also has a 4.58 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 106 strikeouts in 116 innings this year. Anderson will face the Cubs again in his next outing Thursday at home.
Anderson (6-3) picked up the win in Saturday's 4-0 victory over the Diamondbacks, allowing three hits and two walks over five scoreless innings while striking out five.
The right-hander rebounded in fine fashion from the 10-run shellacking he endured at the hands of the Nats in his last start, firing 60 of 87 pitches for strikes to record his first win since July 17. Anderson will take a 4.34 ERA and 104:40 K:BB through 112 innings into his next outing Friday, on the road against the Cubs.
Anderson (5-3) gave up 10 runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out one through 2.1 innings to take the loss against the Nationals on Sunday.
It couldn't have gone much worse for Anderson, as he was crushed for six runs in his first two innings before a disastrous third inning in which he managed to record only one out. The 31-year-old has a 4.54 ERA with 99 strikeouts through 20 starts this season. Anderson is set to make his next start Saturday against the Diamondbacks at Miller Park.
Anderson didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to the Twins, giving up three runs on three hits and three walks over five innings while striking out four.
The right-hander continues to struggle with his efficiency, and working deep into games. Anderson has completed six innings only once in his last 12 starts, and while his 3.77 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 52:21 K:BB through 62 innings over that stretch are solid, he has only a 2-1 record to show for it. Anderson will try to get back in the win column for the first time since July 17 in his next outing Sunday, on the road against the Nationals.
Anderson allowed two runs on six hits with one walk and four strikeouts across 5.2 innings during a no-decision against the Pirates on Tuesday.
The right-hander made it through five scoreless frames, but then he gave up a pair in the sixth, which cost the Brewers the lead. Anderson didn't make it through the entire sixth, so he wasn't the pitcher of record when Milwaukee retook the lead in the seventh. However, Anderson did allow two or fewer runs for the ninth straight outing Tuesday, which gives him a 2.64 ERA since June 27. Overall, Anderson is 5-2 with a 3.70 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 94 strikeouts in 99.2 innings this season. He will pitch at home against the Twins next Tuesday.
Anderson didn't factor into the decision against the Athletics on Thursday, giving up one earned run on two hits over six innings, striking out five and walking three in a 5-3 defeat for the Brewers.
Anderson continued his recent strong run of form, as he hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in any of his last seven starts since a six-run blowup against the Reds on June 21. The 31-year-old is turning in a solid season overall, as he's sporting a 3.73 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP and a 90:32 K:BB over 94 innings.
Anderson allowed two runs on four hits with one walk and four strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision against the Cubs on Saturday.
The 31-year-old yielded only a two-run homer to Anthony Rizzo in the third inning. Since seeing his ERA balloon to 4.70 toward the end of June, Anderson has pitched really well, yielding two or fewer runs in seven straight starts. Overall, he is 5-2 with a 3.89 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 85 strikeouts in 88 innings this season. Anderson will likely face the Cubs again Friday on the road.
Anderson gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six through 5.2 innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Monday.
Anderson quieted the Reds through four scoreless innings before running into trouble, allowing a run in each of his last two frames. Although his overall numbers aren't impressive, Anderson is on a nice hot streak and posted a 2.45 ERA with an 0.86 WHIP in his last five starts coming into this game. Anderson will make his next start Sunday against the Cubs at Miller Park.
Anderson (5-2) tossed 5.2 shutout innings and allowed only one hit with three walks and three strikeouts to earn a victory against the Braves on Wednesday.
This victory ends a streak of three straight no-decisions for Anderson. Despite few wins, he's pitched well lately, posting a 2.45 ERA in his last five starts. Overall, Anderson has five wins with a 3.96 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 75 strikeouts in 77.1 innings. Next, he is set to face the Reds at home Monday.
Anderson didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 10-7 extra-inning loss to the Giants, giving up two runs on three hits while striking out five over five innings.
The right-hander pounded the zone, throwing 60 of 81 pitches for strikes before hitting the showers, but a Josh Hader blown save cost Anderson a shot at his fifth win. No-decisions are par for the course for him, though -- he's just 1-1 over his last seven starts and has completed six innings only once all season. Anderson will take a 4.27 ERA and 72:23 K:BB over 71.2 innings into his next outing Wednesday, at home against Atlanta.
Anderson allowed two runs on five hits with one walk and four strikeouts across four innings during a no-decision against the Pirates on Sunday.
The right-hander was on the hook for a loss until the Brewers tied the game in the seventh. Anderson avoided the defeat, but he's still just 1-2 with a 5.29 ERA in his last seven starts. Overall, he is 4-2 with a 4.32 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 67 strikeouts in 66.2 innings across 17 appearances, including 12 starts this season.
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