Brett Anderson finishes up 3rd rehab game and looks ready to join the beleaguered rotation.
Normally you want a pitcher who hasn’t pitched since last October to get around four or five rehab starts but Brett Anderson is already doing what everyone else is doing in the Dodger rotation.
Getting fifteen outs or less.
Given the state of the rotation, it would make sense that they simply slot Brett into the rotation since he can probably do right now what everyone else is doing. Brett has pitched very well in his three rehab games going from 3 to 4 to 5 innings.
His overall rehab numbers are 12 innings, 14 hits, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, and 11 strikeouts. Ideally, you’d want Brett to make at least one more rehab start but given that the Dodgers are giving someone a start who hasn’t even pitched since July 7th they probably don’t have that option.
At least with Brett we don’t have an arm issue that he’s coming back from. He had back surgery in early spring, and once his back was good to go, he started throwing again. Brett simply needs to get his arm strength and conditioning back up to par. A healthy and fresh Brett Anderson could really give this rotation a shot in the arm. Heck by Sept he might be the best pitcher in the rotation.
That may or may not make you feel better.