Texas Rangers rookie pitcher Grant Anderson was lights out in his recent relief appearance against the New York Yankees.


Anderson went two innings on June 24, allowing just one hit and striking out four. Though the Rangers fell to the Yankees 1-0, Anderson was in full control against New York.


He entered the game with one job, to hold the Yankees to one run, and he did just that.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Anderson entered the game and struck out the first batter he faced. He would then give up a single and followed up with back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning.


The next inning Anderson went one, two, three, striking out the last batter to end the inning.


This was a complete turnaround from his previous appearance on June 20 against the Chicago White Sox. In that game, he went one inning and allowed three runs on three hits and had two walks.


That was Anderson’s first time allowing more than two runs. While he is still in his first season, there will be some outings where things may not go his way. But it’s always how you bounce back from adversity and Anderson did that against the Yankees.

He quickly made a name for himself when he made his debut back on May 30 and made history for the Rangers organization. 


Anderson became the first pitcher in franchise history to strike out at least seven batters coming out of the bullpen in their debut.


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Through 10 appearances on the season, Anderson has a 1-1 record with a 3.60 ERA while striking out 17 and walking just five.


Anderson has a unique wind up as he gets ready to deliver a pitch. If you watch any of his outings, you’ll see how he brings that leg up and rocks back a little bit, and then has the three quarter arm slot.


And to make things better, he has a lot of life and movement on his pitches, which keeps hitters off balanced. 


The 26-year-old will certainly play a key role coming out of the bullpen for the Rangers as the season progresses.


Texas has been one of the hottest teams in baseball since and they have shown that they can be a contender to make a deep run in the postseason.


Anderson fits in quite well in the Rangers bullpen. He can come in and give you a good one to two innings of relief work. 


If he can continue to have outings like he did against the Yankees and in his debut against the Tigers, there’s no doubt he will see more action out there on the mound.


Since 2018, Anderson has worked his way through the minors and now his hard work is paying off and he’s making the most of his opportunity of pitching in the big leagues.

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