Eastern League tabs Drew Anderson as Pitcher of the Week

Anderson struck out 17 batters in 14 innings pitched

By Reading Fightin Phils | May 15, 2017 11:52 AM ET

(Reading, Pa) - The Eastern League has announced that Reading Fightin Phils pitcher Drew Anderson has been named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 8th - May 14th. Anderson is the lone Fightin Phils pitcher or player on the Philadelphia Phillies 40-man roster.  

Anderson (1-0, 1.29 ERA) struck out a combined 17 batters in 14 innings throughout his two starts this past week.   In his first start on May 8th against the Bowie Baysox, he struck out 10 batters and did not issue a walk while taking a no-hitter into the 6th inning. He gave up just one run on three hits over seven innings to earn his third win of the season.

Drew made his second start on Sunday against the Portland Sea Dogs and did not disappoint. He took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and had retired 19 of the first 20 batters he faced. The lone hit he allowed was a solo home run hit by Portland's Rafael Devers in the seventh inning. He finished the day with seven strikeouts without allowing a walk.

The 23-year old led all Eastern League pitchers in strikeouts (17) last week and tied for the league lead in innings pitched (14.0). He also ranked among the weekly leaders in WHIP (0.29-2nd), wins (1-tied 3rd), and batting average against (.087-4th). Anderson was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 21st round of the 2012 draft out of Galena High School in Reno, Nevada.

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