A few quick things about last night's San Jose Giants game.
Tyler Beede hittable but consistent
Beede had pitches mostly in the zone or low and away to batters. Lots of groundouts — 12 according to Joe Ritzo. There was a lot of loud contact, but most of those were hit to the left side of the infield. He settled down after the first three innings and threw sub-10 pitch 1-2-3 innings. Those were good.
Pitches working to his advantage
The radar didn't seem to be on at Municipal Stadium last night, so I couldn't get a read on velocity. Fastball and changeup were working for Beede, though. Lots of swing through strikes when he wasn't getting hitters to foul out or ground out.
Can miss the strike zone early in the early innings
I don't think this would be a major issue in the future, but the first two innings were shaky for Beede, either grounders getting through the hole or issuing walks. He settled down after the third inning, as I mentioned above, and only allowed one run during his shakiness. Command is definitely something that he can improve on, and probably will improve on while he's in San Jose.
Final line: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, about 64 pitches by my count, 65 pitches by Ritzo's count.