For Brooks Reilly (35, New York Mets), the National League batting lead is a picture-perfect one.
Reilly entered the game in the top of the seventh inning of a 7-7 tie against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y., on April 19 and pitched one inning of scoreless baseball. He did his job, but was unable to add to his hold as 토토사이트 he did not appear in a save situation.
Railey is in the final season of a two-year, $10 million deal with the Tampa Bay Rays that will make him eligible for free agency in 2021-2022. He was traded to the Mets this year and has been a key left-handed bullpen arm. He leads the National League in holds with 13.
The tricky part is that the Mets have struggled in June, going 4-11, so there aren’t many save situations. Holds are a function of the game and luck. As a result, Reilly has struggled to get holds, appearing in six of his eight losses this month.
On this day, his pitches were still good. He gave up a leadoff walk to Nolan Gorman, but got Jordan Walker to pop up to second base on a 90-mph sinker. He allowed Dylan Carlson to reach on a fielder’s choice, but induced Paul DeJongh to ground out to third on a changeup.
In 30 games this season, Reilly is 1-1 with a 2.96 ERA, 13 strikeouts and one save. In June, he went 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in eight games. However, he hasn’t gotten a hold in seven straight games since the 2nd against the Philadelphia Phillies. With the competition improving in the meantime, the Reds are tied for fourth in the National League in holds.
The National League leader in holds through 19 days is Stephen Wilson (San Diego Padres, 15). Tyler Rogers (San Francisco Giants) and Peter Strzoki (Pittsburgh Pirates, 14+) are tied for second. Railey is tied for fourth with Jesse Chavez (Atlanta Braves) and Carl Edwards (Washington Nationals). If he wants to challenge for first place, he’ll need to overtake teammate Ha-Sung Kim.