Won double-digit games (10) for the first time since his rookie season in 2009 (11) and set career highs in starts (31), innings pitched (180.1) and quality starts (18). Led Major League qualifiers with a 66.7 groundball percentage...forced 23 groundball double-plays, the eighth most among MLB starting pitchers (min. Broke his left index finger on April 12 at San Francisco and missed the next 83 games…while recovering, made two rehab starts for Triple-A Colorado Springs and went 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA (1 ER/ 9.1 IP)... Chicago (NL), he got another hit, again a double..the year, went 2-for-18 (.111) with two doubles and an RBIWas the A's Opening Day starting pitcher but finished the season in the bullpen after spending four months on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his right foot.
Made his first career Opening Day start April 1 against Seattle but was the losing pitcher in the A's 2-0 loss…became the A's eighth different Opening Day starting pitcher in the last eight years…allowed just two runs on four hits in 7.0 innings but issued a career-high tying six walks (sixth time, first since May 16, 2011 vs.
Finished April 1-4 with a 6.21 ERA in six games, five starts…the losses matched the most in Oakland history by a pitcher in the month.
For the second straight night, the Athletics have lost their starter to an injury early.
Brett Anderson came out to warm up for the second inning of the A's 3-1 win at Rogers Centre and was in noticeable discomfort on the mound as he continued to rotate his arm and shoulder.
His father, Frank, was the head baseball coach at Oklahoma State University from 2003-12 and is now pitching coach at the University of Houston.
In his second and final season with the Dodgers, missed a majority of the season due to injury ...
Tossed 1.0 inning April 19 at Tampa Bay, allowing four runs on four hits and two walks…it was the shortest outing of his career as a starter…left the game early with a sprained right ankle.
Did not miss a start, but allowed six runs on eight hits in 4.0 innings for the loss at Boston April 24…was scheduled to skip his start April 29 against Los Angeles (AL) but ended up pitching 5.1 innings of relief that night in the A's 10-8, 19-inning win…entered the game in the 13th inning for the first relief appearance of his career after 73 starts…allowed just one run.
opponents were 0-for-10 with RISP and two outs..held the opposition to a .214 (44-for-206) batting average with runners in scoring position over his last three seasons after allowing a .314 mark in his rookie campaign of 2009..a .194 opponents batting average the first two times through the lineup, .323 with his only home run after that...walked just one batter to lead off an inning..2-0 with a 1.38 ERA in his two starts in Oakland compared to 2-2 with a 3.27 ERA in four starts on the road...
logged a 3-1 record, a 1.61 ERA and .188 opponents batting average in four starts at night compared to 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA and .286 opponents average in two starts during the day..one pickoff and now has 14 in his 68 career starts...opponents were 1-for-2 in stolen bases attempts..are now 14- for-27 (51.9%) over the last three years after going 14-for-18 (77.8%) during his rookie campaign...
Went 0-3 with a 14.34 ERA and .400 opponents batting average over his final three starts.
Surrendered a career-high tying three home runs in 5.2 innings in a 7-3 loss to Detroit April 13.
Los Angeles-AL)…struck out the side in the first inning to become the first A's pitcher since at least 1947 to strike out the side in the first inning on Opening Day.