Ian Anderson pitched seven innings against the Diamondbacks Wednesday, allowing two hits, one run (earned), and one walk while striking eight batters out. The Braves offense provided good run support, and Anderson's record improved to 8-5, and he also earned a quality start. He threw 97 pitches, 59 for strikes, and carries a 3.60 ERA.
In the preseason, some were extolling the virtues of Anderson with even a mention of a possible run for NL ROY. While the ROY didn't happen, he has shown us that he does possess the tremendous talent that people were talking about and tonight was a glimpse of what is to come from him when he takes the mound in the future.