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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 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

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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

Brett Anderson pitched six innings of three-run ball Friday in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks.

Paul Goldschmidt ruined Anderson's day with a three-run homer in the third, but the southpaw was otherwise effective in his Dodgers debut. He'll be a streaming option in mixed leagues while healthy, and he's not a bad play in a home start against Seattle next time out.
Apr 11 - 12:51 AM

Brett Anderson surrendered two runs on seven hits in three innings of spring ball on Saturday.

Anderson also walked one. He did not record a strikeout. The 27-year-old has been sharp this spring, allowing just five runs in 15 2/3 innings of work. In three of his starts, he did not allow a run. Anderson should be a valuable arm for the Dodgers' paper-thin rotation. They are currently waiting for Hyun-Jin Ryu to work his way back from an arm injury.
Apr 5 - 12:36 AM

Brett Anderson fired six scoreless innings in Monday's Cactus League start against the Diamondbacks.

The lefty only gave up four hits and a walk while fanning two on the afternoon. Anderson has racked up only 12 2/3 innings over four spring starts, but has allowed exactly zero runs in three of them. The Dodgers are happy to see the oft-injured veteran throwing well, as they are suffering from thin starting depth.
Mar 30 - 6:59 PM

Brett Anderson struggled in Thursday's start versus the Angels, giving up three runs in 1 2/3 innings.

After the start, Anderson complained of having to start and stop his warm-ups when he was informed the Angels' team bus would be late to the ballpark. The lefty gave up seven hits while walking none and striking out two. He had tossed five scoreless innings entering the outing.
Mar 19 - 7:45 PM

Brett Anderson threw two scoreless innings versus the Indians in Saturday's start.

So far, so good for the lefty who underwent back surgery last season. Anderson posted a 2.91 ERA in eight starts before landing on the disabled list, something the Dodgers hope he can replicate in a full, healthy season in 2015.
Mar 14 - 6:48 PM

Brett Anderson, making his Cactus League debut, spun a pair of scoreless innings in Monday's 5-5 tie with the Giants.

Anderson underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back last August. The lefty hasn't had a full, healthy season since 2009, but the Dodgers remain hopeful his fortunes will change for the better in 2015. Anderson owns a career 3.73 ERA in 494 innings across parts of six seasons.
Mar 9 - 7:15 PM

Brett Anderson threw to live hitters Wednesday for the first time this spring.

Anderson is recovering slowly from August surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back, and he'd only thrown bullpen sessions before Wednesday. Anderson is still on track to be ready for the start of the regular season. It's unclear where he fits in the Dodgers' plans at this point, though.
Mar 4 - 9:58 PM

Brett Anderson (back) is taking things slowly this spring, managing his workload as he recovers from August's surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back.

The veteran southpaw threw a bullpen session on Friday, then instead of doing so again on Sunday simply played catch. He's hoping to get back up on the mound on Monday provided everything feels good in the morning. He's expected to work his way toward a regular bullpen schedule soon and should have no difficulty getting ready for the start of the regular season.
Feb 22 - 8:58 PM

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C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Alex Guerrero
2Juan Uribe
3Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brett Anderson
5Mike Bolsinger
6Brandon Beachy
7Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Yimi Garcia
8Sergio Santos
9Adam Liberatore
10Juan Nicasio
11Pedro Baez
12Carlos Frias
13Chris Withrow