Anderson recorded one out via the strikeout en route to his 18th hold in Monday's 3-1 victory over the Rangers.
Anderson was sharing save chances with Blake Parker earlier this summer, but he has apparently fallen back into a setup role with the latter picking up all four of the Halos' last saves. Outside of a lack of control (6.0 BB/9), Anderson has thrived in whatever role manager Mike Scioscia has asked him to fill this year with a 3.38 ERA and 11.2 K/9 over 50.2 innings.
Anderson pitched a perfect ninth inning Sunday, striking out one and earning his fourth save in a 4-3 win over the Dodgers.
The 25-year-old left-hander is now 4-for-5 in save chances this season with 11 holds and a 3.62 ERA. Blake Parker had pitched in two straight days before this contest and it appears the Angels' closer job is still somewhat open. Parker should continue getting a bulk of the save opportunities, but Anderson is worth keeping an eye on.
Anderson gave up one run on two hits while striking out three over an inning in a 7-4 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.
The Halos were presented with their first save situation since June 22, and Blake Parker was tasked with ninth-inning duties Wednesday. Both Parker and Anderson alternated save opportunities towards the end of June, but Wednesday's deployment hints that the former has reclaimed his role atop the bullpen depth chart. Anderson has converted three of four save chances when called upon this season, so he appears to be next in line should Parker falter again down the road.
Anderson gave up three runs on three hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Toronto.
All three runs scored via a three-run homer off the bat of Steve Pearce. It is worth noting that Anderson began the ninth inning of a tied game at home, a role usually reserved for a team's closer. The 25-year-old earned that right after converting a clean save Thursday amid Blake Parker's recent struggles in the role. Since then, the latter has converted a save of his own Friday, while Anderson struggled mightily in Saturday's loss. The Halos' closing situation appears to be up in the air -- or at least in a timeshare of sorts -- so the two pitchers' performance in the coming days could play a big role in how future saves are distributed.
Anderson allowed one hit and struck out one to record the save Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Anderson entered the game in the ninth inning with a three-run lead and successfully recorded his third save of the season after allowing a leadoff single. Blake Parker has had a hold on the primary closer role for the Angels, but he has stumbled by allowing five earned runs across his past 4.1 innings of work. Anderson has had struggles of his own -- he's walked 19 batters in 26.1 innings this season -- but appears to be back in the mix for saves.
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