Photo: Samantha Kahres - Reading Fightin Phils

Reading pitcher Drew Anderson became a repeat winner of the EL Player of the Week Award.

After a tough start to the season, Drew Anderson has been putting together some outings that continue to drop his ERA. Anderson had two especially strong weeks in May to help drop his season ERA from 8.59 to 4.59 in one month.

Drew Anderson (1-0, 1.38 ERA) struck out a combined 13 batters in 13 innings throughout his two starts this past week. In his first start on May 30th against the Portland Sea Dogs, he gave up two runs - one earned - on three hits over seven innings while striking out eight batters, but Reading lost in 11 innings.    

Anderson's second start came on Sunday at Akron when he was the winning pitcher the Fightins 4-3 win over the RubberDucks. Anderson pitched strong as he gave up just one run on three hits, while recording five strikeouts in six innings. He earned his fourth win of the season to improve his record to 4-2. The 23-year old finished ranked among the weekly league leaders in strikeouts (13-second), wins (1-tied third), innings pitched (13.0-tied third), WHIP (0.62-fourth), and batting average against (.133-sixth).

Anderson was also the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 8th -14th. He is also the lone member of the Reading Fightin Phils roster that is currently on the Phillies 40-man roster.


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