Anderson immediately fell behind Betts, 2-0, and gave up a double that put two runners in scoring position. It wasn’t being in the World Series or anything like that. For five innings on Tuesday night, the Rays got what they wanted. They won a lot of games by going to their bullpen early and often. Assuming Anderson can at least complete a pain-free bullpen session within the next few days, he'll have a good chance at meeting his goal of an abbreviated stay on the IL. Yet following the Emilio Pagan trade, he's the favorite to inherit at least the majority part of the role, but given the Rays' approach to the role, perhaps a little caution is advised, despite his excellent skills. The 30-year-old inherited a high-leverage situation when he came on with two on and two out in the seventh, but he induced an inning-ending popup from Lourdes Gurriel to strand Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio. Anderson was the strongest horse in The Stable all season long, arguably the best reliever in baseball. Cash reiterated Tuesday that Anderson was "doing well" since being shut down over the weekend with right forearm inflammation, but the skipper didn't specify whether the 30-year-old has resumed throwing. Anderson becomes the ninth key Rays pitcher to head to the IL, and the most significant bullpen arm. RHP Nick Anderson assigned to Rochester Red Wings from Chattanooga Lookouts. Anderson struck out both the batters he faced and did not allow a baserunner to earn the save Tuesday against the Red Sox. I take pride in my work, so I’ll take a lot of the blame.”. Anderson said he was not injured, just out of gas, so he didn’t feel like he needed to inform the Rays’ coaching staff he didn’t feel at his best. He struck out one batter and issued one walk. I was going out there and trying to give everything I’ve got, and it didn’t work out.”. "Honestly, a couple days off and [I'll] kind of get back in the swing of things. “We were just all kind of excited that Snell was out of the game.”. Miami Marlins traded RHP Nick Anderson and RHP Trevor Richards to Tampa Bay Rays for RF Jesus Sanchez and RHP Ryne Stanek. It wasn’t the situation. Players are generally more optimistic about quick returns from injury than club officials, but since Cash was similarly confident that Anderson would be in line for a brief stint on the IL, Anderson's words hold more merit. The Rays placed Anderson on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right forearm inflammation, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports. Minnesota Twins traded RHP Nick Anderson to Miami Marlins for 3B Brian Schales. The Rays are not naming a closer, and they will likely give multiple relievers save chances this season, but there is a decent chance Anderson leads the team in saves. The normally reliable right-hander finally faltered, surrendering a two-run home run to Luis Garcia with inning-opening baserunner Carter Kieboom aboard in the 10th to snap a 2-2 tie. Blake Snell pitched like the 2018 American League Cy Young Award winner he was, shutting out Los Angeles’ powerful lineup. Tampa Bay held a 5-1 lead entering the final frame, but New York rallied for two runs, prompting Anderson to be called upon to face Aaron Judge with a runner on second base. Anderson was slightly less efficient than usual, throwing only half of his 16 pitches for strikes and walking his third batter this year. "But there's no way you can doubt the value of how challenging getting the last three outs of the game is.". The Rays are specifically not naming Anderson (or anyone else) the closer, John Romano of The Tampa Bay Times reports. Though manager Kevin Cash has leaned on multiple pitchers in save situations this season, Anderson has led the Rays' closer committee, converting all three of his save chances while tossing 9.1 scoreless innings and posting a 0.54 WHIP and 15:1 K:BB. Nick Anderson, ... Anderson (forearm) was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Justin Turner hit a fly ball to deep left, which Arozarena fielded, and that was the end of Anderson’s night.
Anderson faced one batter and induced a flyout to earn the save in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees. Nick Anderson, RP, Tampa Bay Rays, stats and updates at CBSSports.com. Anderson, 2019-20 with Rays: 42 games, 37 2/3 innings, 17 hits, seven runs (six earned), four homers, five walks, 67 strikeouts, Anderson, 2020 postseason: 10 games, 14 2/3 innings, 16 hits, nine runs, three homers, four walks, nine strikeouts, “It has been a little bit of a challenging run for him, but over the last two years, there's an argument to be made that he's been the best reliever in baseball,” Cash said.