First Inning: Beede started the first inning flawlessly, with a quick three-pitch strikeout where he threw 2 great changeups with great movement in it. Then it is followed by a routine groundout and a popout to second base to end the inning.
Second Inning: His second inning is as good as the first, 1-2-3. One thing that I noticed is that he kept on pounding the inner half of a right handed hitter due to the sinking movement of his fastball and his changeup. He might've thrown his changeup too much in the early going, as hitters hit a lot of foul balls and in one at bat, it seems that he has thrown 5 changeups in the 8-pitch at-bat and worked all around the zone that resulted in a groundout. His sinker velocity reached as high as 93 MPH in the inning.
Third Inning: Beede finally held back his changeup and threw more sinkers in the inning and , resulting in another 1-2-3 with 2 groundouts and a strikeout. He has kept his balls in the middle to lower half of the zone. His changeup flashed as a plus pitch for him as he faced the Akron lineup.
Fourth Inning: Here's where all of the damage has been done and I call this the 2-out blitz. After a one pitch groundout to the leadoff hitter, he surrendered his first baserunner as Ryan Rohlinger walks. After a groundout to the next hitter, I really thought that this should be another easy for him but boy I am wrong. Anthony Gallas hit the first hard hit ball that Beede allowed, a double, the other way and into right field and to the wall. Beede is pretty frustrated that he allowed the double to him. After getting Carlos Moncrief to swing to a pitch in the dirt, Beede left a tasty pitch in the heart of the plate and he pulls it, beating the shift and allowing another run. In the span of 6 pitches, 2 runs had crossed the plate. Moncrief was then caught stealing second base to end the inning so that improves the percent of runners stealing bases off of him. It is not 7-9, still pretty high as he's a slow worker from the stretch.
Fifth Inning: After that 2-out blitz by Akron's heart of the lineup, Beede regathers his composure and pitches a clean 1-2-3 inning. Beede has consistently kept his sinker either at the thighs to the knees down in the first 5 innings and he allowed the first flyout to Jordan Smith that almost scared me but ended up being caught. He's pitching efficiently at this point, throwing only 58 pitches and pounds the zone really well, throwing 40 strikes.
Sixth Inning: After Young Beedah's offense posted a 4-spot in the bottom half of the inning, he faced the 9-1-2 hitters in the lineup. After retiring the first two hitters easily via flyout and strikeout, he faced Ryan Rohlinger and just like what Jon Laaser said, he's a really tough out as he worked an 8-pitch at-bat to draw his second walk of the ballgame and he felt and I felt that he was pretty squeezed by the home plate umpire because on Gameday, it's right at the knees. Beede showed cracks as he got to a 3-0 count and pitching way out of the zone and he allowed to the next hitter. He got behind to Gallas but he got out of it by getting a huge groundout to end the threat. His pitch count suddenly rose up to 82 pitches after a taxing inning.
Seventh Inning: A first-pitch bunt single is the first thing that welcomed Beede in the inning. After a pitch way inside to the next hitter, he regathers his composure and pitched on the lower half and induced a forceout. After getting a strikeout and got two outs, Beede shows that he's running out of gas as he induced his 3rd walk of the game. As he creeps closer to 100 pitches, Beede worked to his last hitter in a 6-pitch at-bat and he induced a groundball out to the shortstop Rando Moreno to end the jam and his outing. If Beede would've pitched efficiently this inning, he got a big chance to pitch in the 8th inning.
Overall Assessment Of His Start
Overall, the Young Beedah pitched a great game. In the first three innings, I just saw what Beede could really become once he's fully developed, a groundball machine that can generate strikeouts whenever he needs or wants. But then there's that sudden blitz of hits that Beede was able to tone down as he made good to great pitches to get out of jams in the 6th and the 7th inning, showing his poise and confidence on the mound.
He pounded the zone well this game. It is proven proven that out of 101 pitches that he has thrown, 66 of them are strikes especially in the first 5 innings where 40 out of 58 of his pitches are strikes before raising his pitch count in the 6th and 7th innings. Also a point to consider what he's pounding the zone is that there are 18 called strikes in his outing.
Below is the location of the pitches that he has thrown all game. I relied on Gameday for every location of the pitches that Beede has thrown and Gameday has proven me that the locations of his pitches there are pretty legitimate. (No grades for creativity here. Just cold hard numbers and squares.)