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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 allowed only two runs in seven innings but lost as the Dodgers were shut out by the Athletics on Tuesday.
Anderson left his previous start due to Achilles irritation. He would have won on most nights, but he had the misfortune of opposing Sonny Gray. The lefty scattered five hits and a walk while striking out two. The A's pushed across a run in the first on Billy Butler's RBI ground out, and another in the seventh on Josh Reddick's solo home run. Anderson carries an excellent 3.29 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and an 81/31 K/BB ratio over 117 2/3 innings. He toes the rubber at Citizens Bank Park against the Phillies next. Jul 29 - 12:37 AM

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Brett Anderson (Achilles) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday.

Anderson has recovered nicely after having to exit Tuesday's start with irritation in his left Achilles and it appears he won't miss a turn in the rotation. He could take the ball as scheduled on Sunday or possibly be pushed back to Tuesday if Zack Greinke returns from paternity leave before then.
Jul 24 - 4:55 PM

Brett Anderson (Achilles) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday.

Anderson did some throwing on flat ground Thursday, but his bullpen session will be the real test on if he'll be able to make Sunday's start against the Mets. The southpaw exited Tuesday's start with irritation in his left Achilles, but an MRI showed only minor inflammation. He's confident he'll be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list.
Jul 23 - 5:30 PM

An MRI on Brett Anderson's left Achilles showed only minor inflammation.

Well, that's a relief. Anderson will try to play catch Thursday and, if it goes well, then throw his regular between-starts bullpen session on Friday. The left-hander could be ready to make Sunday's start against the Mets if he progress as hoped.
Jul 22 - 3:28 PM

Brett Anderson (Achilles) reported significant improvement on Wednesday.

Anderson exited Tuesday's start with irritation in his left Achilles, but he's feeling much better and thinks he's avoided a serious injury. More will be known after he undergoes an MRI Wednesday, but the left-hander will avoid the disabled list for the time being and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly hasn't yet ruled out the southpaw for Sunday's start.
Jul 22 - 10:20 AM

Brett Anderson exited Tuesday's outing versus the Braves with irritation in his left Achilles.

Anderson suffered the injury when he tried to field a pop-up and then kicked the ball. He'll undergo an MRI before more is known, but obviously when the Achilles is involved it has the potential to be a long-term thing. Anderson's injury history doesn't lend much optimism, either.
Jul 21 - 9:24 PM

Brett Anderson left Tuesday's start against the Braves with an apparent left ankle/foot injury.

Anderson hurt himself in the third inning when he kicked a comebacker while awkwardly trying to make a play. The severity of the ailment isn't known yet, but the Dodgers should have more on his status later Tuesday.
Jul 21 - 8:09 PM

Brett Anderson pitched well in a no-decision against the Brewers on Sunday, allowing three runs on eight hits over his seven innings.

Anderson punched out three on the afternoon and didn't issue a walk. His primary difficulty in the outing was keeping the ball in the yard, as Ryan Braun and Hernan Perez each tagged him for solo home runs. The veteran southpaw has been a tremendous surprise for the Dodgers in the first half of the season, registering a 3.17 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 108 innings in 18 starts.
Jul 12 - 7:37 PM

Brett Anderson earned a loss on Tuesday, surrendering four runs (three earned) in five innings against the Phillies.

The Phillies scored a run in the first inning that was aided by two infield singles and a throwing error. Then they exploded for three runs in the third inning. All told, Anderson gave up six hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. Tuesday's start aside, Anderson has pitched well for the Dodgers while staying healthy. He is sporting a 3.12 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP and a 74/28 K/BB ratio in 101 innings. The lefty will lead the Dodgers into the All-Star break with a start at home against the Brewers.
Jul 8 - 1:05 AM

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

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

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C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Michael Morse
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
4Mat Latos
5Alex Wood
6Mike Bolsinger
7Carlos Frias
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
9Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Jim Johnson
7Juan Nicasio
8Yimi Garcia
9Luis Avilan
10Zach Lee