Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ian Anderson put together the shortest start of his MLB career on Sunday afternoon giving up 4 earned runs across 2.1 innings pitched. It looks like there was a reason why he was removed from the game as he is set to be evaluated for a shoulder injury on Tuesday.
Ian Anderson Injury Update
Braves manager Brian Snitker said that the young pitcher will undergo some tests to determine the extent of the injury. Anderson is expected to open up the second half of the season on the 10-day injured list, but the team remains hopeful it will just be a short stint due to general soreness.
There should be an update released about Anderson by the end of the week. All things considered, this is a big loss for a Braves team that currently has a team ERA of 4.24 (T-No. 16 in MLB). Atlanta needs the starting rotation to come up big if they want to stay in the playoff hunt moving forward.
The 23-year-old righty has been nothing but consistent for Atlanta since making his MLB debut. In 2021, Anderson has posted a 3.56 ERA and 1.250 WHIP across 18 starts. Overall, he sports a 5-5 record on the season to go along with 98 strikeouts in a total of 96.0 innings pitched.
The Braves' road to the postseason just got a bit tougher. However, they sit just 4.0 games back of the New York Mets in the NL East despite being a game under .500 heading into the break. Atlanta has odds set at +500 to capture the division title, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook today and get your first bet risk free for up to $1,000!
Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.