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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 10th victory of the season on Thursday, limiting the Giants to two runs on four hits over 7 2/3 innings.
The veteran southpaw struck out three and didn't issue a walk on the afternoon. He carried a shutout bid into the eighth inning where the Giants were finally able to scratch out a pair of runs. Anderson finishes a solid regular season 10-9 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in a career high 180 1/3 innings. Oct 1 - 6:22 PM

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Brett Anderson was shelled in Saturday's no-decision against the Rockies, surrendering six runs on 10 hits over four innings.

Anderson started things off as poorly as they can be started off, surrendering three singles (two of the infield variety) to the first three batters. The fourth Rockies hit left the infield and then some, as Nolan Arenado launched an absolute bomb to center for a grand slam. Anderson went on to allow two more runs over the course of his next three innings before exiting the proceedings. He's surrendered 15 runs in his last two starts and will take a 3.75 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 113/46 K/BB ratio (across 172 2/3 innings) into his final start of the regular season, a road dance with the Giants.
Sep 26 - 11:13 PM

Brett Anderson lost Monday's start to the Diamondbacks, surrendering five runs in 4 2/3 innings.

The Diamondbacks rallied for three runs to chase Anderson with two outs in his final frame. The lefty allowed 10 hits and walked one while striking out one. Two of the 10 hits were home runs. He now has a 3.52 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP and a 112/45 K/BB ratio over 168 2/3 innings. Anderson is scheduled to start at Coors Field versus the Rockies next.
Sep 22 - 1:34 AM

Brett Anderson allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings, taking a no-decision in the Dodgers' 16-inning loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.

All three runs scored in the fourth inning. Anderson allowed three straight singles to open the frame, and a run scored on the third one which included a Corey Seager throwing error. The next two runs then came in on consecutive ground outs. All told, not a bad night for the lefty, who gave up seven hits, walked none, and struck out seven. Anderson will head into next week's home start against the Diamondbacks with a 3.35 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a 111/44 K/BB ratio over 164 innings.
Sep 16 - 3:40 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers are "leaning toward" extending Brett Anderson a qualifying offer.

The qualifying offer this winter is projected to be around $16 million. Anderson would surely love to land a long-term contract after finally having a relatively healthy season, but accepting a qualifying offer might wind up being his best bet. He holds a 3.36 ERA over 27 starts this season.
Sep 11 - 11:18 AM

Brett Anderson will have his next start pushed back, likely to Tuesday.

Anderson left Sunday's start with a left calf cramp, and with a surplus of starters the Dodgers can afford to give the lefty some extra rest. Mike Bolsinger will make Anderson's previously scheduled start Saturday against the Diamondbacks instead. Anderson owns a 3.36 ERA on the year.
Sep 9 - 7:44 PM

Brett Anderson expects to make his next scheduled start after leaving Sunday's contest with a cramp in his left calf.

With all of the injuries that the Dodgers have dealt with in their rotation this season, the fact that Anderson has been able to give them a surprising 158 innings thus far has been a tremendous boost. He'll carry a 3.36 ERA into Saturday's start against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.
Sep 6 - 8:34 PM

Brett Anderson was forced to leave Sunday's start against the Padres due to a cramp in his left calf.

He's considered day-to-day. It's certainly encouraging news, as it initially appeared as though the prognosis could be much worse for the oft-injured left-hander.
Sep 6 - 7:07 PM

Brett Anderson has been lifted from Sunday's start against the Padres with an apparent injury.

It's unclear exactly what the injury is, but it appeared to be something with his foot or ankle. He walked off the field under his own power with the team trainer. The Dodgers should have an update on the left-hander's status shortly.
Sep 6 - 6:08 PM

Brett Anderson got a no-decision, allowing three runs in five innings, in Monday's 14-inning win against the Giants.

Anderson allowed all three runs in the third inning, when the Giants used four singles and a walk to take a 3-1 lead. The lefty, overall, gave up six hits and a walk while striking out only one. Anderson now has a 3.43 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP and a 100/40 K/BB ratio over 152 1/3 innings. He'll take the mound at Petco Park to oppose the Padres next.
Sep 1 - 3:46 AM

Brett Anderson limited the Reds to three unearned runs in 6 2/3 innings to pick up the win on Wednesday.

The Reds scored all three runs in Anderson's final inning. Chase Utley committed a fielding error which would have ended the inning, but instead put runners on the corners with two outs. Anderson would allow back-to-back run-scoring singles before being lifted. The lefty, overall, gave up five hits and a walk while striking out four. He now owns a 3.36 ERA with a 1.30 WHIP and a 99/39 K/BB ratio over 147 1/3 innings. Anderson will face the Cubs at home in his next outing.
Aug 26 - 10:58 PM

Brett Anderson yielded three runs over six innings in loss to the Astros on Friday.

Anderson allowed seven hits in the loss. All three runs scored on home runs, including a two-run shot from Jake Marisnick in the second inning and a solo blast from Evan Gattis in the sixth. The southpaw has alternated wins and losses over his last five starts and now stands at 7-8 on the year. He'll bring a 3.52 ERA into a start against the Reds on the road next week.
Aug 21 - 11:09 PM

Brett Anderson was taken for seven runs in five-plus innings, earning a loss on Monday against the Nationals.

Through five innings, the only blemish on Anderson's record was a two-run home run to Ian Desmond in the second. He fell apart in the sixth, allowing two doubles followed by two doubles, a single, a walk, and another single before getting chased from the game with no outs. The lefty gave up 10 hits and three walks overall while only striking out one. Anderson's outing ends a nine-start streak in which he held the opposition to three or fewer earned runs. He'll bring a 3.43 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and an 87/36 K/BB ratio over 128 2/3 innings into a weekend home start versus the Reds.
Aug 11 - 1:20 AM

Brett Anderson pitched six innings of one-run ball as the Dodgers topped the Phillies on Wednesday.

The lefty scattered four hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. The only run came across in the third inning when Maikel Franco drove in Odubel Herrera with an opposite-field double. Anderson has been elite, posting a 2.43 ERA across his last nine starts. Overall, he has a 3.06 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and an 86/33 K/BB ratio over 123 2/3 innings. He'll look to stay in the win column next week when the Dodgers open up a homestand against the Nationals.
Aug 5 - 10:58 PM

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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C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
3Jose Peraza
SS1Corey Seager
2Jimmy Rollins
3Ronald Torreyes
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Alex Wood
5Bronson Arroyo
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Yimi Garcia
8Juan Nicasio
9Jim Johnson
10Joe Wieland
11Mike Bolsinger
12Josh Ravin
13Ian Thomas
14Carlos Frias