Giants prospect Johnson strikes out career-high 14

Giants No. 29 prospect throws six scoreless innings of relief for San Jose

Giants prospect Johnson strikes out career-high 14

Giants No. 29 prospect Chase Johnson had a relief appearance for the ages as Class A Advanced San Jose defeated Lancaster, 3-0, Friday.

The 23-year-old entered in the fourth inning -- after Tim Hudson went 2 2/3 in a rehab start and Jeff Soptic finished off the third -- and proceeded to toss a career-high 14 strikeouts over the remaining half-dozen frames.

The performance earned him his eighth win of the season and set a new team strikeout high for 2015. Johnson allowed just three hits and one walk during his dominant outing and his first seven outs of the night were strikeouts.

While he's shown a penchant for strikeouts throughout his three-year career, he'd never recorded more than nine in a pro game until Friday. The right-hander has 111 strikeouts against 34 walks this season and his ERA stands at 2.43 through 20 appearances.

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.