The debut of starting pitcher Chase Anderson of the Arizona Diamondbacks was better than anyone could have anticipated, and also could be the start of something that everyone expected all year.
The D-baacks starting pitching have not been the highlight for 35 games into the season, and after so many line-up changes at starting pitcher it is good to hear a story of a young up and coming right hander that may cement his place in the rotation for the remainder of the season.
Anderson pitched a gem on Sunday against the Chicago White Sox on the road, pitching in 5.1 innings throwing 74 pitches and a fastball that clocked unto 94 mph.
The opportunity to get his first start in the major leagues came when the D-backs search for a starter to replace the struggling Mike Bolsinger, and if this is the way he will come out of the gate every start then he could be around for a long time.
In the minors for Double -A Mobile Anderson had an ERA of 0.69 adding 38 strike outs and a WHIP of less than 1.0, remarkable numbers that may translate to the Bigs and a much needed breather for a team desperate for a consistent starting pitcher threat.Tags: Arizona, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, MLB