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Brett Anderson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Brett Anderson picked up his fifth win of the season in Wednesday's 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks, yielding just one run over seven innings.
Anderson scattered seven hits over his seven innings of work. The lone run to dent his line came when he served up a solo homer to Aaron Hill in the sixth inning. Otherwise, Anderson was aces, striking out seven against two walks and improving to 5-4 on the year. This isn't anything new, as he's allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his last eight starts. Anderson's bugaboo has always been health, but for the time being, he is pitching some of his best baseball of the season. Overall, he holds a 3.00, 1.29 WHIP and 69/26 K/BB ratio over 96 innings. A home date with the Phillies awaits for his next start. Jul 2 - 12:57 AM

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Brett Anderson was sensational against the Marlins on Friday, tossing seven innings of one-run ball while striking out a season-high 10 batters.

Anderson gave up just five hits and one walk, with the lone run scoring on a ground out from Adeiny Hechavarria in the first inning. The southpaw missed bats and kept the ball on the ground, allowing just one fly ball all night long. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six out of his last seven starts, giving him a 3.13 ERA on the year. Injuries have kept him off the field in recent years, but he's been a great story in the Dodgers' rotation this season.
Jun 26 - 10:38 PM

Brett Anderson fired six innings of one-run ball, giving up five hits as he defeated the Giants on Sunday night.

Anderson walked a pair and struck out just one on the evening. The only damage against him came on an RBI single by Angel Pagan in the third inning. Surprisingly, Anderson has been able to remain relatively healthy thus far, compiling a 3.29 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 52/23 K/BB ratio over 82 innings. He'll take on the Marlins in Miami his next time out on Friday.
Jun 21 - 11:15 PM

Brett Anderson tossed eight strong innings but settled for a no-decision Tuesday, allowing two runs against the Rangers.

Anderson gave up eight hits and walked three -- including walking in a run in the first inning -- in the effort. Despite the good start, he still hasn't won since May 8, remaining at 2-4 overall. Anderson has pitched well, though, owning a 3.43 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in his 13 starts. The southpaw will look for that elusive win Sunday against the Giants.
Jun 16 - 10:42 PM

Brett Anderson allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings in a win against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Anderson pitched quite well through four shutout innings, but ran out of gas abruptly in the fifth. He was lucky to escape the frame after coughing up homers to Paul Goldschmidt and Yasmany Tomas. Anderson, he of the 2-4 record, 3.57 ERA and 1.34 WHIP, gets the Rangers next.
Jun 11 - 1:52 AM

Brett Anderson pitched 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball in a loss to the Cardinals on Friday.

Anderson just hasn't gotten any help this year, as evidenced by his 2-4 record and 3.29 ERA. He's allowed more than three runs just once in 11 starts, but the Dodgers are averaging 3.0 runs per game in his starts.
Jun 6 - 12:41 AM

Brett Anderson's back felt fine on Tuesday.

Anderson dealt with stiffness in his back during Monday's start. He remained in the game, though, and will be ready to go this weekend against the Cardinals.
May 26 - 7:27 PM

Brett Anderson pitched a season-high seven innings, allowing only two runs, in a no-decision on Monday as the Dodgers beat the Braves.

Anderson hasn't been much of an innings eater despite pitching relatively well, coming into Monday's start averaging 5 1/3 innings per start. Both runs came in on RBI singles in the fourth and fifth innings, accounting for two of the seven hits he yielded along with a pair of walks and three strikeouts. Anderson now has a 3.47 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP, and a 34/11 K/BB ratio in 49 1/3 innings. He has a road date with the Cardinals next.
May 25 - 11:13 PM

Brett Anderson gave up three runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings of a Wednesday loss to the Giants.

Across the bump, Tim Lincecum was absolutely dealing, giving Anderson little chance tonight. Anderson has been everything the Dodgers has asked for thus far, posting a 3.61 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in eight starts. Same story, here: If he stays healthy, Anderson is going to be a valuable fixture in a big league rotation.
May 21 - 12:59 AM

Brett Anderson allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Thursday.

Anderson's outing was cut short by a long rain delay which began in the sixth inning. For a while there, as it dragged on, it looked like Anderson could get his second consecutive rain-shortened complete-game victory against the Rockies (it also happened on Friday). Instead, the game resumed and Yimi Garcia went on to fritter away Anderson's win.
May 15 - 2:46 AM

Brett Anderson was credited with a complete-game victory as the Dodgers beat the Rockies 2-1 in a rain-shortened game Friday.

The game was called in the top of the sixth, so Anderson got the complete game for allowing one unearned run through five innings. Being that he was at just 62 pitches, he had at least one and maybe two innings left in him. He's now 2-1 with a 3.52 ERA for the season. The strikeouts haven't come in abundance (16 total), but he's walked just five and allowed two homers over 30 2/3 innings.
May 9 - 1:54 AM

Brett Anderson hurled six shutout frames in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

The veteran southpaw punched out four on the afternoon while allowing only five hits and walking none. He went toe-to-toe with Chase Anderson who flipped up zeroes on the other side of the scoreboard though, and neither hurler came away with a decision. Locked into an injury-ravaged Dodgers rotation, Anderson sports a 4.21 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 15/4 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings. He'll draw a tough assignment next time out, taking on the Rockies at Coors Field on Friday.
May 3 - 8:14 PM

Brett Anderson's shaky fifth inning ended his evening, resulting in a no-decision as the Dodgers beat the Giants on Monday.

Anderson had shut the Giants out over his first four frames, but the Giants hit him around for three runs in the fifth. After Anderson got two quick ground outs, the Giants strung together a walk, two singles, and a double to reduce a four-run deficit to a one-run deficit. Over 4 2/3 innings, Anderson gave up five hits, walked two, and struck out three. The lefty has pitched into the sixth inning just once in four starts and has a 5.49 ERA. Anderson toes the slab against the Diamondbacks at home in his next outing.
Apr 28 - 1:21 AM

Brett Anderson lasted only four innings on Tuesday, giving up four runs in the process, as the Dodgers fell to the Giants on Tuesday.

Anderson allowed nine hits on the evening. Because he struck out just one hitter, he had to rely on balls in play finding gloves, and they weren't finding them at the frequency needed for a successful night. Seven of the nine hits were mere singles. Anderson will look to lower his 4.80 ERA when he takes on the Padres in San Diego next.
Apr 22 - 1:50 AM

Brett Anderson earned his first victory as a Dodger by yielding two runs (one earned) on six hits across five innings Wednesday versus the Mariners.

A harmless Nelson Cruz solo homer in the fourth was Anderson's only real transgression. He struck out three and walked one. The Dodgers aren't going to take any chances with Anderson's health, a sage decision. Tonight, he was yanked after only 73 pitches after the Dodgers trounced Taijuan Walker. Anderson has completed only 11 innings in his two starts, but LA will take the 3.27 ERA. Anderson will tangle with the rival Giants next.
Apr 16 - 1:33 AM

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C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mike Bolsinger
5Carlos Frias
6Brandon Beachy
7Brandon McCarthy
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Yimi Garcia
5Pedro Baez
6Paco Rodriguez
7Chris Hatcher
8Adam Liberatore
9Juan Nicasio
10Eric Surkamp