Stillwater product Brett Anderson hurled a gem against the Red Sox last night, beating Rip Van Smoltz 6-0 in Fenway.
Rookie Brett Anderson threw Oakland’s first complete game since last July 8 and outpitched 21-year veteran John Smoltz to lead the Athletics to a 6-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. Anderson, who was 82 days old when Smoltz made his major league debut on April 23, 1988, struck out a career-high nine, allowed two singles and two walks and ended Oakland’s 151-game stretch without a complete game. Anderson is 5-7 on the season now with a 4.86 ERA.
Anderson is, of course, the son of OSU head baseball coach Frank Anderson. And he’s only 21. And like Brian Tallet – another Oklahoma product pitching in the American League – he has bad facial hair.
Oklahoma: We can pitch woo and against big league hitters. That’d look awesome on a license plate.