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SAN FRANCISCO – Before Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy answered questions about some potential Giants moves in the coming days. Before the game, Bochy broke the news that the team will be calling right-hander Tyler Beede up from Sacramento to face the Reds on Friday night.
Beede opened some eyes during spring training, and Bochy says that definitely played a part in the decision to call him up.
“(Beede’s spring) was part of it,” Bochy said. “I think if you look at how he’s throwing the ball with our situation, with Holland going on the disabled list and Blach coming up to help out in the bullpen, we needed a starter, so that’s the way he’s coming up.
“He opened up a lot of eyes with what he was doing, but with our situation as far as rotation, we wanted to see him go down and continue to do what he was doing in the spring. We wanted larger sample size, and he’s continued to do that.”
Bochy went on to talk about how important he think Beede’s time in Sacramento was for his development.
“It’s part of development for a player,” Bochy said. “Learning how to pitch up here, harnessing your stuff, commanding the ball; you can see how much better he’s gotten just from last year to what you saw this spring. He carried that into Sacramento, so he should feel good about where he’s at. His confidence should be way up there, and we’re excited about getting the chance to watch him.”
Beede, who recorded a 1.99 ERA and 34 strikeouts thus far in Triple-A, will be taking the mound against the Reds Friday night, likely facing right-hander Luis Castillo in his first big league game of 2019.