Beede wraps up spectacular June with another gem

BOX SCORES: RIC / SJ / AUG / SK

You know you pitched well over the course of a month when your worst start was still a quality start. Tyler Beede's June concluded the same way it started — with an impressive gem. June 2 was an eight-inning, one-hit performance that featured just 73 pitches, while Wednesday's outing went 7.2 innings with two hits, zero runs, and nine strikeouts.

The month comes to a close with opposing hitters averaging just .185 off Beede and reaching base an average of less than one time per inning. He allowed just six earned runs in 35.1 innings, going six or more innings in all five starts to bring his season ERA down to 2.71 to go along with a 3.17 FIP.

And his nine strikeouts were a season-high, and most since he totaled 11 on May 30, 2015 with San Jose.

OTHER NOTES

— The promotion conveyor belt keeps moving in the Giants' farm system. San Jose Giants radio broadcaster Joe Ritzo announced late Wednesday night the triple promotion of first baseman Chris Shaw, outfielder Steven Duggar, and shortstop C.J. Hinojosa to Double-A Richmond. The transactions bring into question the potential future moves to fill holes in the team's rosters, and one has already been made as outfielder Dylan Davis will promote from Augusta to San Jose to fill Duggar's spot. Davis was slashing .288/.368/.495 in the South Atlantic League and was due for the move soon. One would think Miguel Gomez (age 23 and slashing .352/.386/.516) would be a likely candidate to fill the 1B/DH hole in San Jose, which will of course be continued to put to use by Jonah Arenado when he isn't holding down third base. And with Brandon Bednar already in Richmond, the only roster player currently in San Jose capable of playing shortstop is Richard Rodriguez. So expect a middle infielder to be sent to the South Bay quickly.

Lucius Fox is on a nice little run lately, raising his average from .205 to .220 in the last 10 games. He's also drawn six walks over that stretch, bringing his walk rate up to a well-above average mark of 11.3 percent to go along with a respectable (considering his age) 21.6 strikeout rate. Fox picked up three hits on Wednesday, as did Dillon Dobson, who is 4-for-9 since returning from the disabled list.

Roldolfo Martinez made his Double-A debut on Wednesday, throwing just eight pitches in a scoreless ninth for his first save with the Flying Squirrels.

TOMORROW'S STARTERS


TOP-30 PROSPECTS ROUNDUP

  1. Christian Arroyo: 0-for-3, SO
  2. Tyler Beede: 7.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K
  3. Phil Bickford: DNP
  4. Lucius Fox: 3-for-5, 2 R, SB
  5. Chris Shaw: 2-for-5, R, HR, RBI, SO
  6. Sam Coonrod: DNP
  7. Mac Williamson: DNP
  8. Aramis Garcia: DNP
  9. Andrew Suarez: DNP
  10. Adalberto Mejia: DNP
  11. Clayton Blackburn: DNP
  12. Jalen Miller: 2-for-4, R, 2B, BB, SO, SB
  13. Ray Black: DNP
  14. Chase Johnson: DNP
  15. Jordan Johnson: DNP
  16. Steven Okert: DNP
  17. Kyle Crick: DNP
  18. Hunter Cole: 1-for-3, SO, CS
  19. Austin Slater: DNP
  20. Joan Gregorio: DNP
  21. Michael Santos: DNP
  22. Ty Blach: DNP
  23. Rodolfo Martinez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
  24. Steven Duggar: 3-for-5, 2 SO
  25. Mac Marshall: DNP
  26. Ronnie Jebavy: 1-for-5, 2 SO, CS
  27. Chris Stratton: DNP
  28. Ian Gardeck: DNP
  29. Jake Smith: DNP
  30. Dylan Davis: DNP

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