It is always unfortunate to see one of our local products in Major League Baseball get sent down to the minor leagues.  That happened over the weekend when the Atlanta Braves sent down starting pitcher and Shen graduate Ian Anderson to Triple A Gwinnett.  Ian has had issues with his command and control virtually all season and after Saturday's start, he was 9-6 with a 5.11 era.  Now with that being said, he still has a career 1.26 postseason era and is a World Series champion which is remarkable.  He is also only 24 years old and still has an incredibly bright future ahead of him.  Here is my quick take on this form The Times Union:

It’s been a struggle this season for Shen grad Ian Anderson, but a trip back down to Triple-A can only help fix his mechanics and get him back on track. Anderson was dominate in his first two seasons, but this season he leads the majors in walks and that’s been his biggest problem. Friday’s performance against the Mets was the final straw, but suffering a setback is not the end of the world. Anderson played a big role in Atlanta winning the World Series last season, and he’s still a big part of their future. This is just a small hiccup, before he returns to Atlanta.

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MJ, Joey, and I discussed Ian Anderson heading down to Triple A earlier this morning right here on Big Board Sports.  Below is our full conversation on this.

I have no doubt that Ian will be back in the Braves starting rotation very soon.  He just needs to work a few things out that's all.  The talent and experience are there he will just need to lock in mentally which we all know he is capable of doing.  I wish him nothing but the best of luck.

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