Brett Anderson of the Chicago Cubs got shellacked in the first inning yesterday against the Phillies
The Chicago Cubs got absolutely smoked in the first inning as Brett Anderson was serving up beach balls to the Phillies in Mondays game
“He’s just that guy, Lucky Eddie from Hagar the Horrible,” Maddon said of the cartoon character plagued by misfortune. “There’s always a cloud over him somehow. Something may horribly happen if he’s not careful. He just has that rain cloud. So we have to be careful with that.”
The game last night obviously did not go as planned for Brett Anderson of the Chicago Cubs in the first game against the Phillies yesterday. Anderson who is 2-1 in the season allowed seven runs on seven hits and walked one. He also struck out one over the 1.1 innings on Monday. This just doesn’t really sit well with me. Brett Anderson has raised his ERA up to 6.23 after this outing.
With a 1 hour and 25-minute rain delay, the smart thing might have been to skip Brett Anderson. The amount of time that he generally takes to warm up might have just made this a problem. Most likely he got up for the regular start time with his normal routine then sat down and got cold again. The stiffness of his back just seems to be a problem for me. He gets stiff and then can’t hit his spots right. Brett Anderson is a ground ball hitter. That’s why he was brought in as the fifth starter and with the best defense in baseball behind him, you would hope it would work great.
His last outing was great, exactly what you want of him which is go deep in games and let the defense do their thing. But having this kind of inconsistency is not good. Brett Anderson will get a few more starts to get this right. The best thing that can happen is it get hotter outside so he can stay warm. This cold weather pitching just isn’t for him. Funny at least he had a sense of humor about it.
Not an excuse but.. the top of the first tonight pic.twitter.com/rmkUNdBR5E
— Brett Anderson (@BAnderson3737) May 2, 2017
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