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Ian Anderson pitched six innings against the Phillies Saturday, allowing six hits, three runs (all earned), and three walks while striking out seven batters. He did not factor into the decision but he did earn a quality start. He threw 94 pitches, 52 for strikes.
He got off to a shaky start but did settle down. Still, he needs to work on his command and he will. He's a rookie, he'll continue to improve with each start.
Ian Anderson pitched four innings against the Blue Jays Sunday, allowing six hits, four runs (all earned), and two walks while fanning five batters. This was his first loss of the year, 2-1 thus far with a 3.27 ERA. He threw 89 pitches, 56 for strikes.
Anderson has been the ace for the team this year, and today was just a bad day at the office. He just couldn't get a feel for the pitches today. He'll bounce back.
Ian Anderson pitched seven innings against the Cubs Tuesday, allowing one hit, and one walk while striking out eight batters. He earned a quality start and his second win of the year, sporting a 2-0 record thus far, with a 2.48 ERA. He threw 90 pitches, 59 for strikes.
If he could tighten up strikes to pitches ratio, he'd be near elite in his rookie year. He is easily the team's best active pitcher, with Mike Soroka and Max Fried sidelined right now. That puts enormous pressure on the young pitcher but he is proving that he can handle that with ease. If he keeps pitching like tonight, NL ROY is within reach for him.
Ian Anderson pitched 6 2/3 innings against the Yankees Wednesday, allowing four hits and four walks while striking out four batters. He earned both his first win of the season and a quality start. He threw 97 pitches, 65 for strikes.
Anderson and the other pitchers on the team are suffering from tremendous inefficiency thus far. Hopefully, they will tighten things up a bit moving forward. Other than that Anderson is a terrific pitcher who has a long, successful career ahead of him.
Ian Anderson pitched five innings against the Marlins Thursday, allowing six hits, three runs (all earned), and four walks while recording six strikeouts. It was a no-decision for him. He threw 98 pitches, 57 for strikes. He carries a 4.70 ERA thus far.
Anderson and this group of starters for the Braves have been terribly inefficient thus far. For them to maintain fantasy relevance they are going to have to change that paradigm quickly.