The Twins came out hot in the first inning, tacking on four runs and capitalizing on most of Anderson’s pitches. Anderson was taken down after 1.1 innings. He gave up three hits, two of which were home runs. He walked three and was charged with four earned runs, setting his ERA at 27.00.
“It was not very good,” Anderson said following his outing. “You put in all the work to turn the corner in the offseason. That’s not the first performance I wanted to put out there.”
“But, I guess if you’re gonna get punched, you might as well get punched pretty hard, see how you come back,” he added.
Despite Ian Anderson’s hardships, it was a solid day offensively for the Braves, who tallied 13 hits. Vaughn Grissom had a productive day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI.
The Braves are back at it today in North Port as they host the Tampa Bay Rays.
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