Braves make a stunning squad move to address the struggling pitcher
The Atlanta Braves selected struggling starting pitcher Ian Anderson to Triple-A Gwinnett.
After another bad outing, the Atlanta Braves have decided that Ian Anderson needs to spend some time with the Gwinnett Stripers.
Before their series finale against the hated ones New York Mets, Anderson and Team Spirit Animal Outfielder Guillermo Heredia were selected to Triple-A Gwinnett. Atlanta recalled right-hander Huascar Ynoa and called Chadwick Tromp as a backup backstop. This is intended to make up for Atlanta, who may lose catcher Travis d’Arnaud. Although x-rays were negativeit is listed as daily.
Anderson went 4.2 innings and allowed four earned runs in his last game for the Braves. While Atlanta won the Friday night game he started in, Anderson disregarded the decision because he couldn’t even make it through five innings. He might have nine wins this season, but his 5.11 ERA is terrible. Unfortunately, it doesn’t even qualify because he’s only pitched in 105.2 innings.
Atlanta might need him at some point, but Anderson has some things to figure out in Triple-A now.
Here’s what Anderson had to say about his demotion ahead of the Braves’ Finals vs. New York.
Atlanta Braves actually picked struggling starter Ian Anderson to triple-A
Even though Anderson’s struggles have been the elephant in the room within the Atlanta rotation, it’s almost hard to comprehend that this is the same pitcher that burst onto the scene in a big way in COVID year. The 24-year-old from outside of Albany, New York was Atlanta’s No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft. His stuff was electric during his first two years with the team.
So what happened? He’s either missing his burgundy boy Joc Pederson badly or dealing with the aftermath after his high school teammate Kevin Huerter was shipped out of town to join the Sacramento Kings. Anyway, every other Braves starter is at least a full run better than old Aqualung in the ERA division, including ageless Charlie Morton, who has his broken leg.
So what should Anderson do now? Will he be able to catch his breath against the losing competition? The problem for the Braves’ unofficial flutist is Atlanta’s four other starters, all of whom throw harder than he does in Morton, Max Fried, Kyle Wright and Mr. Stache N Gas himself, Spencer Strider. Anderson hasn’t been able to find his fastball all season, making his move worse.
While Anderson returns to the minors with Nada Humble, it will be something of a return to the Atlanta rotation for Ynoa. Before hitting a dugout bench last season, Ynoa was a pleasant surprise on the Braves’ pitching team for about a year. Though October’s rotation will shrink to three or four, Atlanta will need to find fifth place in the next two months to get there.
Whether it’s mechanical or mental, let’s hope Anderson finds the Wright stuff the way Kyle had to.
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