Shaun Anderson made six starts for the San Jose Giants after shipping from Salem, Mass. to the Silicon Valley. Half of the outings were underwhelming, while the other half were simply outstanding.
Combining both categories together, his good starts yielded a line of 15.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 15 K, while his rough ones totaled up to 10.0 IP, 15 H, 12 R, 10 ER, 4 BB, 7 K.
One of those outstanding performances came Wednesday night at Municipal Stadium where the right-hander Florida took a perfect game into the sixth inning. He was pulled after finishing the sixth having faced the minimum thanks to catcher Matt Winn throwing out Anderson's lone baserunner shortly after allowing the single.
He struck out seven, giving him a 21.6 K% and 3.9 BB% in his six San Jose appearances, which were much better numbers than what he was putting up in the Red Sox organization. His strikeout rate increased by 2.2% while his walk rate decreased by 3.4%.
His finale was efficient, as well, as he threw 76 pitches in six frames featuring 25 balls, or 1.38 per batter faced.
— Sandro Fabian has 20 hits in his last 11 games, including his 10th home run of the year. Kelvin Beltre went yard in the second half of Wednesday's doubleheader, giving him six on the year and six extra-base hits in his last 10 games (43 plate appearances). Also leaving the park was Mac Williamson in Sacramento, who has found a nice groove as the season winds to a close. In his last 82 trips to the plate, Williamson is slashing .329/.378/.618 with seven doubles and five home runs. Here are all three dingers for your viewing pleasure. My favorite is Williamson's missile to dead-center field.
— Recent 25th-round pick Franklin Van Gurp, out of Florida International University, struck out eight in four middle relief innings Wednesday and bumped his strikeout rate up to 36.3% through 29.1 innings with the AZL Giants.
— Patrick Ruotolo pitched another unscathed inning for the Augusta GreenJackets in late relief, lowering his ERA to 1.75 and his OBA to .163. Over his last six outings, Ruotolo has struck out 12 with just two hits and one walk in seven innings. His 31.4 K-BB% mark over all of 2017 is truly ridiculous. Might he be called up to San Jose should they sneak into the California League playoffs?
- Sacramento: Casey Kelly (4.55 ERA, 1.53 WHIP)
- Richmond: Dan Slania (5.51 ERA, 1.53 WHIP)
- San Jose: Domenic Mazza (3.38 ERA, 1.14 WHIP)
TOP-30 PROSPECTS ROUNDUP
- Christian Arroyo: DNP
- Tyler Beede: DNP
- Chris Shaw: 1-for-4, R, SO
- Heliot Ramos: DNP
- Bryan Reynolds: 1-for-4, 2 SO
- Austin Slater: DNP
- Steven Duggar: 1-for-5, SO
- Aramis Garcia: 1-for-3, R, 2B, BB
- Sandro Fabian: 2-for-7, R, 2B, HR, SO
- Heath Quinn: 0-for-4, SO
- Andrew Suarez: DNP
- Joan Gregorio: DNP
- Seth Corry: DNP
- Ryder Jones: DNP
- Jacob Gonzalez: 0-for-2
- C.J. Hinojosa: 0-for-5, 2 SO
- Shaun Anderson: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K
- Kyle Crick: DNP
- Garrett Cave: DNP
- Garrett Williams: DNP
- Sam Coonrod: DNP
- Jordan Johnson: DNP
- Melvin Adon: DNP
- Miguel Gomez: DNP
- Kelvin Beltre: 3-for-6, R, 2B, HR, BB
- Matt Krook: DNP
- Reyes Moronta: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
- Rodolfo Martinez: DNP
- Stephen Woods: DNP
- Bryce Johnson: 2-for-5, 2 SO