On Wednesday, Quakes right-hander Sean O’Sullivan tied the franchise record for wins in a season (14), with a 6-3 win over the 66ers, a mark set by Rick Guttormson in 1999.
It’s hard to get that many wins in one league, because if you’re that good, you’ll be promoted at some point. For O’Sullivan (14-5), he won games earlier this season when he was not sharp: 5 1/3 innings, five earned runs; 7 1/3 innings, five earned runs; five innings, seven earned runs.
He’s pitching well now. He was 5-0 with a 1.59 ERA in July, so he’s deserving the wins he gets. His overall ERA is 4.66, down from 6.35 in the middle of June. Who knows, he might not be around long enough to break the record.
The Sixers have their own starter who has benefitted from strong run support. Josh Wall is 9-5 with a 6.39 ERA, and that’s the reason why he’s still in the California League.