Beede touches 99, Slater breaks out of slump


Scouts had Giants No. 1 prospect Tyler Beede touching 99 mph with his four-seam fastball Monday night in Bowie, Md. against the Baysox. The right-hander went six innings, giving up four runs on nine hits and a walk. Other than a home run and one other hard hit ball, Beede had hitters mostly off balance, and he seemed to get stronger as the night went on, too. Five of his eight swinging strikes came in the fifth and sixth innings, and while sitting 94-97 mph most of the game, Beede was reaching 97 as late as the sixth inning. 

In regards to his other pitches, Beede was 89-93 mph throwing the two-seam fastball, 87-91 with the cutter, and in the low-80s while throwing his changeup(s). 

Richmond won the game 8-6, managing 16 hits but just one extra-base hit. Austin Slater had three of the bunch, breaking out of a long slump that had dropped his average below 200. Slater was 2 for his last 26, and even further, was 4 for his last 48. He went 3-for-4 on Monday with two RBI and a stolen base, while second baseman Ali Castillo went 4-for-5 and Ryder Jones contributed two hits, as well. 

In Tacoma, the River Cats' four-game winning streak came to an end with a 7-1 loss to the Rainiers. Matt Lujan started the game for Sacramento, but left with an unknown injury during the third inning. Five bullpen arms completed the game, while the offense came to a halt with just one run on seven hits. Mac Williamson cooled off (0-for-4) after going 7-for-10 over his previous three games.



  1. Christian Arroyo: 1-for-4, 3 RBI
  2. Tyler Beede: 6 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
  3. Phil Bickford: DNP
  4. Lucius Fox: DNP
  5. Chris Shaw: DNP
  6. Sam Coonrod: DNP
  7. Mac Williamson: 0-for-4, R, SO
  8. Aramis Garcia: DNP
  9. Andrew Suarez: DNP
  10. Adalberto Mejia: DNP
  11. Clayton Blackburn: DNP
  12. Jalen Miller: DNP
  13. Ray Black: DNP
  14. Chase Johnson: DNP
  15. Jordan Johnson: DNP
  16. Steven Okert: DNP
  17. Kyle Crick: DNP
  18. Jarrett Parker: DNP
  19. Hunter Cole: 1-for-5, RBI
  20. Austin Slater: 3-for-4, R, 2 RBI, SB
  21. Joan Gregorio: DNP
  22. Michael Santos: DNP
  23. Ty Blach: DNP
  24. Mac Marshall: DNP
  25. Ronnie Jebavy: DNP
  26. Derek Law: DNP
  27. Chris Stratton: DNP
  28. Ian Gardeck: DNP
  29. Jake Smith: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
  30. Dylan Davis: DNP