A's Anderson in fine form in first spring outing
Brett Anderson raced off the mound, took a perfect feed from Sean Doolittle and completed one of the most rehearsed plays in baseball by touching first base. He raised his glove afterward, eliciting a round of hoots and hollers from his teammates.
He's not just making the pitches. He's also making the plays.
Anderson, 7-6 with a 2.80 ERA in 19 starts last season, forms one of baseball's top starting rotations with Trevor Cahill, Gio Gonzalez and Dallas Braden, giving the Oakland Athletics the look of a title contender.
Anderson fulfilled everything the A's coaching staff could want Saturday when he retired all six batters in faced, five on grounders, and threw just 20 pitches in an intrasquad game. He faced several A's who will appear in the Opening Day roster.