For the third time in his Double A career Mobile BayBear right-handed pitcher Jeremy Beasley started a game and left the mound with the opponent sitting on zero on the scoreboard. Beasley pitched four innings of one-hit ball with a walk and four strikeouts and Mobile had a 2-0 lead over Pensacola while he was on the mound. The Blue Wahoos- a Cincinnati Reds affiliate- are the hottest team in the Southern League. They are 31-15 in the second half of the season and are winning 67% of their games and they rallied scoring all of their runs after the former Toombs County Bulldog left the hill. Pensacola rallied tallying two runs in the fifth and single runs in the seventh and ninth in a 4-2 win.
Beasley, who had not started a game in 10 days, threw 55 pitches, 36 for strikes and he is one of a few Southern League pitchers who has had any success against the Blue Wahoos since they hit their hot streak. Jeremy has thrown a total of 9 innings against Pensacola and has not allowed a run- earned or unearned. He has allowed the Blue Wahoos only four hits- two singles, a double and a triple. He has struck out 13 Pensacola batters and walked only two.
In six Double A starts Beasley is 2-3 including a no-decision against the Blue Wahoos. His ERA is 2.87 and his WHIP 1.12. Even though he still hasn’t pitched enough innings in the Southern League to qualify as one of the league leaders, he is putting up some of the best numbers. He has the third best ERA and the fourth best WHIP. He has struck out 26 batters and walked nine while allowing 26 hits in 31.1 innings and teams are only hitting .228 against him.
For his entire summer- in three different leagues- he is 5-7 with a save. Jeremy has pitched 98 and 2/3 innings. The most he threw in junior college, at Darton State, was 95.1 in 2016. The most he tossed as a TCHS Bulldog was 79.2 in his senior season.
Jeremy tossed four more full scoreless innings against Pensacola. This season 74-of-his-97 full innings have been shutout frames- that’s 76.2% and for his pro career it is 76.7% (99-of-129).
Pensacola’s only hit off Jeremy came with one down in the first inning. After a ground out to third opened the game at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, T.J. Friedl doubled to left field on a 1-0 pitch. Jeremy roared back with a three-pitch strikeout of Taylor Featherston and then it took only one more pitch to end the inning, with a runner at second base, on an easy fly ball to center field.
Beasley opened the second inning with a swinging strikeout of Shed Long and he closed it by throwing three straight strikes to Narciso Cook and KO’ed him swinging. In between there was a ground out to third base.
Jeremy recorded his final strikeout to begin a three-up, three-down third inning. It took only four pitches to get the next two outs on a fly ball to center and one to right.
A pop up to first and a ground out to short opened the fourth inning and then Jeremy walked his only batter on a 3-2 pitch and then he ended his evening inducing his fourth fly ball- this one to left.
Pensacola Top of the 1st
Jose Siri grounds out, third baseman Riley Unroe to first baseman Jose Rojas.
TJ Friedl Jr. doubles (9) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Sandoval.
Taylor Featherston strikes out swinging.
Aristides Aquino flies out to center fielder Brennon Lund.
Pensacola Top of the 2nd
Shed Long strikes out swinging.
Mitch Nay grounds out, third baseman Riley Unroe to first baseman Jose Rojas.
Narciso Crook strikes out swinging.
Pensacola Top of the 3rd
Gavin LaValley strikes out swinging.
Chris Okey flies out to center fielder Brennon Lund.
Jose Siri flies out to right fielder Brandon Sandoval.
Pensacola Top of the 4th
TJ Friedl Jr. pops out to first baseman Jose Rojas in foul territory.
Taylor Featherston grounds out, shortstop Roberto Baldoquin to first baseman Jose Rojas.
Aristides Aquino walks.
Shed Long flies out to left fielder Zach Gibbons.