In eight starts since then, the young Giants right-hander has allowed 29 runs in 37 innings. His ERA is a robust 7.05.
On Monday in St. Louis, Beede allowed five hits and three earned runs in just four innings. Two of those Cardinals runs came in the first inning.
After the Giants' 3-1 loss, manager Bruce Bochy was asked if he saw a common thread in Beede's starts in the second half.
"Yeah, the biggest common thread is his command gets away from him," Bochy told reporters in St. Louis. "You saw [Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright], getting strike one, for the most part, he was ahead in the count, and we were getting behind and throwing a lot of pitches and having trouble with the secondary pitches, but like I said, it got better for him. But you're three runs down at that point."
Beede seemed to agree with Bochy's assessment.
"I think after the first [inning], I started to feel a little more locked in, settled in there, but yeah, first inning a little bit inconsistent," Beede told reporters. "The plan was to establish my curveball. This is a team that is very talented one through nine, but they struggle with the curveball a bit just from watching past games against pitchers with good curveballs. Plan was to establish that, but didn't have a great feel for it, so I think the adjustment from there was to throw more sliders. Felt good with my fastball."
In his first full season in the big leagues, Beede has a 5.61 ERA in 96 1/3 innings pitched. Including his 34 2/3 innings at Triple-A, Beede is at 131 total innings, 16 1/3 shy is his career-high from 2016.
But Beede brushed aside any fears that he is running out of gas.
"Honestly, this the best I've ever felt in my career," Beede said. "It's the byproduct of a good offseason, putting my body in a position to pitch in September. Body feels great, arm feels even better."
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Now Beede needs to see if he can get his command in the vicinity of great.