Huascar Ynoa wasn’t the only Braves starting pitcher to perform marvelously yesterday. Down in Gwinnett, Ian Anderson was making his third rehab start for the Stripers, and it was his best performance yet. He stretched out to nearly 80 pitches and finished 4.1 innings of shutout ball, allowing just four baserunners to reach as he struck out six.
#Braves' Ian Anderson pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings in his Triple-A rehab start tonight, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk with 6 strikeouts. Threw 45 strikes in 76 pitches.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) August 18, 2021
Combined with Ynoa, the two finished 9.2 innings without allowing a run while recording ten strikeouts on Wednesday.
We’ll see how the Braves choose to approach it moving forward. With the way the rotation has performed of late, they are certainly in no rush. However, Anderson is a crucial piece to this ball club, and it looks like he’s ready to re-join the major-league squad. Ynoa followed a similar track in his rehab and looked just fine in his return. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Braves followed that path with Anderson, setting him up to make a start with Atlanta next week.
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