Former Brainerd Warriors pitcher Nick Anderson is in his first season in the major leagues as a relief pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays.
He pitched one scoreless of relief against the Seattle Mariners Friday, Aug. 9. Anderson entered the game in the top of the seventh with the Rays down one run. He pitched a one-two-three inning with two strikeouts.
He worked efficiently throwing 15 pitches with 12 of them being strikes. The Rays would end up coming back and beating the Mariners 5-3.
The next night Anderson pitched another scoreless inning against the Mariners. He entered the game Saturday night in the top of the eighth with the Rays clinging to a one-run lead.
He again sent the Mariners down in order and struck out the side. Anderson threw 21 pitches and threw 12 strikes and collected his eighth hold of year and the Rays beat the Mariners 5-4.
On the season, Anderson has a 3-4 record and posted a 3.52 ERA. He has yet to allow a run since being traded to the Tampa Bay Rays on July 31 in five appearances.
He has appeared in a total of 50 games now with 48 2/3 innings pitched and 80 strikeouts.