Brian Anderson +.309
After a hot start to the season, Brian Anderson’s average had dipped all the way to .231 on April 19th. He’s currently riding a six-game hitting-streak, and was a big reason the Miami Marlins won two-of-three in L.A.
Batting cleanup on Monday, Anderson struck out in his first plate appearance, for the second out of the first with two runners on base (-.044). He followed that with a groundout to end the third inning (-.012). He drew a walk to lead off the sixth (+.060). In the eighth inning, Anderson collected Miami’s only RBI of the night. He hit a one-out single to center, scoring Starlin Castro from second (+.210) to get Miami within a run.
On Tuesday, Anderson was moved back to fifth in the order. He struck out swinging with a runner on first with nobody out in the second (-.035). He struck out swinging again for the second out of the fourth (-.019). Anderson ended the sixth with a fielder’s choice groundout (-.035). With the score tied at two, he led off the ninth with a single to left (+.082). He scored the game-winner one batter later.
Wednesday would see Anderson back at cleanup. He singled to lead off the fifth (+.038). In the third, he drew a two out walk with a runner on first (+.022). In the fifth, he struck out for the second out of the inning (-.021). He whiffed again with a runner on second to end the sixth (-.010). Anderson completed the trifecta in the eighth, looking at strike three with a runner on second (-.002).
In total through the series, Anderson was only three-for-11. He struck out five times, but drew a pair of walks.