Since Jeremy Beasley arrived on the AA Southern League scene there has been one team he is guaranteed to dominate- the Mobile BayBears’ closest rival- the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. In 31 1/3 innings the right-handed pitcher has allowed only seven earned runs for a 2.01 ERA. An amazing 27 of those innings have been shutout frames.
On August 7 against the Blue Wahoos, Beasley pitched 5 1/3 in his home ballpark- Hank Aaron Stadium- and yielded just one run on a solo homer in the first inning- while allowing four hits with four strikeouts and three walks. Mobile won the game 5-1 stopping a nine-game losing streak dating back to July 27 when the BayBears beat the Mississippi Braves 13-4. Coincidentally, Jeremy was the starting pitcher in that game. He was not involved in the decision for that one, but he was the winning pitcher against Pensacola evening his record at 6-6 with a 3.83 ERA and 97 strikeouts and 41 walks in 103 1/3 innings. Lifetime Bealsey is 15-14 with a 3.21 ERA and 238 K’s and 85 walks.
With his four shutout frames against Pensacola, this season 76-of-his-96 (79.2%) complete innings have been shutout innings. For his career 183 of Jeremy’s 231 complete innings have been shutout innings for a percentage of 79.2%.
Beasley retired the first two batters in the game on five pitches on fly balls to center fielder Brandon Marsh. Travis Blankenhorn- the third hitter in the lineup jumped on a first pitch and hit his 17th home run of the season over the right center field fence. A fly out to left ended the first inning.
Pensacola had two base runners in the second on a triple and a hit batsman. Neither scored as Jeremy got two groundouts and a strikeout to leave runners on first and third.
Four batters came to the plate in the third. A single and a stolen base put a runner in scoring postion with two outs. A grounder to first base ended the threat.
Jeremy retired Pensacola three-up, three-down in the fourth on a grounder to second base, a swinging strikeout and a fly ball to left.
Beasley opened the fifth inning with a strikeout, but then a single and a walk put runners on first and second. Jeremy threw a 1-2 pitch and it turned into a 4-6-3 double play.
Blankenhorn opened the sixth with a ground out to second. Back-to-back walks ended Jeremy’s night. Neither scored thanks to reliever Ryan Clark.