In minor League baseball pitch counts are more important than victories for a starting pitcher. In his second AAA Pacific Coast League start in Reno, Nevada former Toombs County Bulldog Jeremy Beasley was one out from having a chance to be a winning pitcher for the second game in a row. However, his pitch count was at 96 after a two-out walk in the fifth inning. Beasley was removed from the game with his Salt Lake City Bees leading 4-2.
The Bees bullpen let the game slip away yielding five runs in the sixth inning and then three more in the 10th as the Aces rallied for a 10-9 win in 10 innings.
Jeremy pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed two earned runs on four hits with five strikeouts and three walks.
In his two PCL starts Jeremy is 1-0 with a 4.66 ERA. In 9 2/3 innings he has given up nine hits and five earned runs with nine strikeouts and four walks. For the season- including 23 appearances with AA Mobile in the Southern League- Jeremy has a 7-7 record and a 4.11 ERA. He has struck out 111 batters and walked 46 in 118 1/3 innings.
For his pro career Beasley is 16-15 with a 3.37 ERA. He has struck out 252 batters and walked 90.
With his two shutout frames against Reno, this season 86-of-his-110 (78.2%) complete innings have been shutout innings. For his career 193 of Jeremy’s 245 complete innings have been shutout innings for a percentage of 78.8%.
Leading 2-0 in the bottom of the first, Jeremy gave up a leadoff home run to Abraham Almonte- his 15th of the season. He also walked a batter on four pitches and yielded a single on a 2-2 pitch. The outs came on a grounder to first base and two swinging strikeouts.
Beasley started the second inning with two strikeouts, giving him three in a row. A two-out walk was followed by a fly ball to right.
Jeremy got the first two outs of the third inning on a fly out to center and a pop up to short. Reno scored it’s second run on a double and and single before Beasley ended the inning with a swinging strikeout.
Beasley rolled through the fourth inning retiring the Aces three-up, three-down on ground outs to short and second and a pop up caught by the catcher.
In the fifth Jeremy retired the first two batters on a ground out to second and a fly ball to right. The walk on a 3-2 pitch ended Beasley’s day.