Will Tyler Anderson make his scheduled start?
The veteran lefty is scheduled to start for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the series on Tuesday night. However, with trade rumors swirling around Anderson him making that start is no guaranteed thing.
All signs point toward the Pirates trading Anderson before Friday’s trade deadline. There is a real chance that Anderson will be traded prior to Tuesday night’s first pitch. Hell, by the time you read this article Anderson might be on the move. Even if Anderson is not traded before first pitch on Tuesday night, the Pirates may not start him in order to avoid risking injury.
On the season Anderson has posted a 4.35 ERA, 4.26 FIP, 5.8% walk rate, 20.0% strikeout rate and a home run rate of 1.39 HR/9. These results have come in 103.1 innings pitched across 18 starts this season.
Anderson will be traded before the end of the week. Due to this he may not make his scheduled start for the Pirates on Tuesday night. This situation will be one to watch throughout the day on Tuesday.