Brandon Beachy is no joke.

Okay, so the 2-1 record is a little funny considering he has a 3.22 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP and 57 strikeouts in 50.1 innings. Somewhere, Matt Cain feels his pain. What Beach has been able to do this year has been remarkable.

In his nine starts, Beachy has recorded at least seven strikeouts on six occasions. Six times he has allowed two or fewer runs. Six times he’s allowed four or fewer hits.  He’s only walked more than two batters in one start.

In his first start after returning from the DL he had his work cut out for him against Toronto.

How did he respond? By pitching six innings and allowing one run on four hits with 11 strikeouts. He basically shut down one of the most potent offenses in the league fresh off the disabled list.

That is ridiculous.

It’s not the first time he shut down a potent offense. Twice he’s rendered the Brewers’ bats useless. He also silenced the Dodgers, Giants and Cardinals.

About the only team that has had success against him is Philadelphia. His next start is scheduled to be against Seattle on Tuesday. Tell me that doesn’t make you lick your chops.

Despite his success Beachy is available in about half of all fantasy leagues. Hurry up and grab him before a competitor notices his solid matchup next week.

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