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Sunday, August 07, 2022

Atlanta Braves sending struggling right-handed starting pitcher Ian Anderson to minors

Right-hander Ian Anderson, a big part of the Atlanta Braves’ rotation last year in their run to a World Series championship, was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday after his struggles this season.

Anderson (9-6) has a 5.11 ERA this season in 21 starts. He last pitched on Friday in the Braves’ 9-6 victory over the New York Mets when he lasted 4⅔ innings during which he allowed four earned runs, seven hits, walked four and struck out three.

Before he reports to Gwinnett, Anderson will remain with the Braves on their taxi squad this week and is slated to pitch one of the two games in Atlanta’s doubleheader against the Miami Marlins next Saturday, manager Brian Snitker told reporters Sunday.

“We need to get him right,’’ Snitker said. “He’s a big part of what we’ve got going on. Hopefully he can take a step back and reassess things and get himself going.’‘

The Braves, currently in second place in the National League East and holding the NL’s top wild-card spot, acquired more rotation depth at the trade deadline last week when they dealt for right-hander Jake Odorizzi.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:08 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John DiFool2 Posted: August 07, 2022 at 08:12 PM (#6090549)
I wonder what Aqualung thinks of this.
   2. Miserable, Non-Binary Candy is all we deserve CoB Posted: August 08, 2022 at 09:39 AM (#6090596)
Does Anderson take instruction well, or is he thick as a brick?
   3. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 08, 2022 at 11:19 AM (#6090612)
Does Anderson take instruction well, or is he thick as a brick?

It depends on the Teacher.
   4. GGIAS (aka Poster Nutbag) Posted: August 08, 2022 at 01:00 PM (#6090627)
I wonder if there's something wrong with his Wind Up
   5. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: August 08, 2022 at 01:58 PM (#6090640)
Based on the other thread, Pete Rose says, "what's wrong with the minors?"

Anderson out-performed his FIP last year, and is under-performing it this year. He's still only 24. Unfortunately, the Braves' rotation is a little crowded right now. Still, i'm a little surprised they didn't go 6-man rotation, since Strider is closing in on the number of IP from last year (most of which were not MLB).

   6. Googly Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:09 AM (#6091025)
Well, he does turn 75 years old tomorrow, so hardly surprising. "Too old to throw strikes, too young to ..."

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