Former Crowder and current Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston) pitcher Jalen Beeks reached a career milestone after Tuesday night’s win over the Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox).

Former Crowder and current Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston) pitcher Jalen Beeks reached a career milestone after Tuesday night’s win over the Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox).
Beeks previously won nine games in each of his first two professional seasons and Tuesday night’s win gave him 10 for the first time in his career.
On Tuesday, Beeks allowed one earned run on three hits over six innings and he balanced six strikeouts against a single walk.
Beeks owns a 10-5 record with a 2.76 ERA and his other stats accumulated between Pawtucket and Double-A Portland include 21 games (all starts), one complete game, one shutout, 117 1/3 innings, 128 strikeouts, and 43 walks.
This is the first season where Beeks has more strikeouts than innings pitched.
Beeks began his season strong with a 5-1 mark and a 2.19 ERA with the Sea Dogs. Since his promotion to Pawtucket, he’s 5-4 with a 3.18 ERA.
Beeks’ career record stands at 28-20 with a 3.66 ERA, two complete games, and one shutout (his shutout coming this season for the Sea Dogs).
Could it be that Beeks receives a call-up to the Red Sox in September?

Hilliard drops to second in RBI
Former Crowder and current Single-A Advanced Lancaster JetHawks (Colorado) right fielder Sam Hilliard lost his lead in RBI in the California League due to the hot streak of another player and Hilliard’s 0-for-9 with five strikeouts at the plate Tuesday and Wednesday.
Hilliard stands at 75 RBI in 110 games entering Thursday night.
Stockton’s Seth Brown leads the league with 78 RBI, thanks to 13 RBI over his last 10 games.
On the season, Hilliard owns a .293 average (129 for 440) with 76 runs scored, 19 doubles, six triples, 15 home runs, and 32 stolen bases in 44 attempts.
After three seasons in the pros, the 15th round pick of the Rockies in the 2015 MLB Draft has produced 200 RBI and 192 runs scored.

Other former Crowder players
Ethan Clark, Single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers (Miami): 5-3, 2.83 ERA, 19 games, 16 starts, 86 innings, 86 strikeouts, 35 walks. Pitched first 12 games with Single-A Bowling Green.
Connor Eller, Single-A Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto): 2-5, 4.32 ERA, 30 games, no starts, two saves, four save opportunities, 50 innings, 31 strikeouts, 32 walks. Also pitched for Single-A Advanced Dunedin.
Mike Kickham, Triple-A New Orleans Baby Cakes (Miami): 6-8, 3.77 ERA, 22 games, 20 starts, two complete games, one shutout, 114 2/3 innings, 103 strikeouts, 20 walks. Pitched first 18 games with Double-A Jacksonville.
Zach Matson, Single-A Short Season Aberdeen Ironbirds (Baltimore): 0-0, 3.71 ERA, 12 games, no starts, 17 innings, 22 strikeouts, six walks.
Mark Reyes, Single-A Advanced San Jose Giants (San Francisco): 4-12, 6.06 ERA, 22 games, 18 starts, 95 innings, 50 strikeouts, 66 walks.
Andrew Schwaab, Double-A Trenton Thunder (New York Yankees): 5-2, 4.08 ERA, 32 games, no starts, five saves, five save opportunities, 46 1/3 innings, 42 strikeouts, 16 walks. Pitched first 26 games with Single-A Tampa.
Trey Turner, Rookie GCL Nationals (Washington): Seven-day disabled list.
Kyle Wilson, Rookie GCL Mets (New York): 1-1, 0.00 ERA, three games, no starts, one save, one save opportunity, three innings, four strikeouts, one walk.