Beasley attempts to pitch 7 innings against Jackson

For six innings, in a home start against the Jackson Generals (Arizona Diamond Back’s AA affiliate in the Southern League), Jeremy Beasley was rolling along having allowed two earned runs on solo homers in the fourth and fifth innings. In the top of the seventh with his Mobile Baybear team trailing 2-0 Jeremy allowed a run on three singles before he was lifted from the game with Jackson leading 3-0 and nobody out.

Veteran reliever Adrian Almeida took over and he allowed both of Jeremy’s left over base runners to score plus four more of his own as the Generals broke the game open with a seven-run frame in their 9-1 win.

Beasley absorbed the loss and drops to 3-4 after throwing six innings and allowing eight hits and five earned runs with three strikeouts and one walk. His ERA is 3.72 with 58 strikeouts and 28 walks in 65 1/3 innings.

In his two-plus season career Jeremy is 12-12 with a 3.06 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. In 208 innings he has allowed 188 hits with 199 strikeouts and 70 walks.

Jeremy’s only professional seven inning outing was on July 25, 2018 when he threw shutout ball for seven complete at Mississippi.

With his four shutout frames against Jackson, this season 46-of-his-59 (78 %) complete innings have been shutout innings. For his career 152 of Jeremy’s 194 complete innings have been shutout innings for a percentage of 78.4%.

Through the first three innings Beasley faced the minimum nine batters even though he yielded one single. Despite falling behind 2-0 or 2-1 to seven of the 10 batters, Jeremy battled back and induced seven pop ups or fly balls, one strikeout and a caught stealing.

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In the first inning the Generals went down three-up, three-down on a pop up to first base and fly outs to left and center.

Jeremy Beasley strikes out Jeffrey Baez
Jeremy Beasley’s throw to 2nd base eliminates Jazz Chisholm

The second inning started with a fly ball to right and a swinging strike three prior to Jazz Chisholm’s single to right on a 1-1 pitch. Jazz tried to steal second, but Jeremy had the ball and he threw to second base for the third out.

Beasley mowed down the Generals in the third on pops to first and short and a fly ball to left.

Jeremy retired the first two Generals in the fourth inning on a fly ball to center and Mississippi’s first grounder of the game to second base. Drew Ellis, hitting third, pulled a 1-1 pitch and hit it over the left field fence for his ninth home run of the season and 32nd of his career to put the Generals up 1-0. Ellis was drafted in the second round out of Louisville in 2017.

Two more batters came to plate in the fourth. Pavin Smith singled past the shortstop and and fly ball to center ended the frame.

Chisholm, who went 3-for-4 in the game, led off the fifth inning and the left-handed hitter smacked a 1-0 pitch over the right center field fence to make it 2-0 Generals. Chisholm, who batted sixth and played short, doesn’t hit for average, but he does stroke the long ball quite well. The .195 hitter is second in the Southern League with 15 homers- one behind the leader.

The rest of the fifth included a strikeout swinging, a pop up to third, a single and a ground out to third.

Jeremy faced four batters in the sixth. He had a strikeout swinging, issued a one-out walk and induced fly balls to center and left.

When Jeremy took the mound in the top of the seventh the Generals still had their 2-0 lead. Chisholm singled and moved to second on a wild pitch. He scored on a single by Ryan Grotjohn to push the lead to 3-0. Beasley allowed one more single before being removed from the game.

Jeremy’s next scheduled start will be on Friday, June 28 in Birmingham.