Since joining the Mobile BayBears, of the Double A Southern League, Jeremy Beasley has been used as a starting pitcher only in his first seven trips to the mound. However, on August 22, Beasley who was originally scheduled to start an August 23 game, was called out of the bullpen to protect a 6-3 Mobile lead in the final three innings of a seven-inning game. And Jeremy did. He threw scoreless frames in the fifth, sixth and seventh allowing a single run in the top of the seventh as the BayBears defeated the MIssissippi Braves 6-4 in Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile.
Jeremy pitched three innings and allowed an earned run on just one hit with two strikeouts and two walks. His BayBear record is 3-3 with a 2.82 ERA. For the summer, including stints with two other teams, he is 6-7 with a save and a 2.81 ERA. In 105.2 innings pitched Beasley has struck out 102 batters and walked 20.
Jeremy tossed two more full scoreless innings. This season 75-of-his-100 full innings have been shutout frames- that’s 75.0% and for his pro career it is 76.3% (100-of-131).
Beasley entered the game, with no outs, in the top of the fifth inning after starting pitcher Jesus Castillo had given up a leadoff home run. He retired the next three batters on a 0-1 ground out to third base, a 3-2 grounder to short and 1-1 fly out to right field.
The first batter of the sixth walked on a 3-2 pitch and then Jeremy struck out Luis Velenzuela on three pitches. Luis took the first pitch and then whiffed on his next two swings. A 6-unassisted to-3 double play ended the inning abruptly.
The seventh inning also began with a walk, this time on a 3-1 pitch. Like in the sixth, Beasley recorded a strikeout on three pitches for the first out. Connor Lien took two strikes and then Beasley got him on the third pitch swinging. A line out to left field made it two down and then Jeremy faced Alejandro Salazar. The right-handed hitter, who bats second and is hitting .315, tried to bunt the first pitch, but he missed. Beasley made it 0-2 inducing a foul ball. Salazar took a pitch out of the zone and then hit the ball to center for a RBI triple.
It took Jeremy only one more pitch to end the game as Tyler Neslony flied out to left field.