First place in any discipline is hard to come by.
It’s a record you can get for two or three games in a row, but sometimes it’s hard to get one in a month. Basically, you have to be in a save situation in the middle to late innings of a game, and you have to go out there and close it out. However, the major leagues allow bullpen pitchers to earn a hold regardless of what the subsequent pitcher pitches, as long as they keep the save온라인바카라
Brooks Reilly (35, New York Mets) is a bullpen pitcher who returned to the major leagues after accumulating 48 wins with the Lotte Giants of the KBO. He hasn’t added a hold in more than 20 days after earning his 13th hold of the season with ⅔ innings of one-hit, two-strikeout ball against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 2.
The Mets’ struggles this month have given Reilly few opportunities to take the mound in save situations. Most of his appearances this month have come from behind. Even when he pitched well, he couldn’t earn a hold. Even with a lead, he was often not in a save situation.
That changed on April 24, when he earned his first save in 23 days against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He pitched 0.2 innings of one-hit ball, striking out one and walking none to earn his 14th save of the season.
After starting pitcher Max Scherzer pitched well with six innings of seven-hit ball, striking out eight and walking one, Riley took the mound for the second time in the bottom of the seventh with a 4-2 lead. He walked leadoff hitter Brandon Marsh on a full count and struck out the side with a seven-pitch 83-mph sweeper.
He opted for a 92-mph two-seamer to Josh Harrison, but got him to fly out to right, then got Kyle Schwarber to fly out to right on an 82-mph sweeper. The sweeper has been a favorite of Reilly’s this season, and he dropped it down to 81.9 mph on this day. It’s an off-speed pitch with good movement.
The Mets won 4-2, keeping Railey within striking distance of a Scherzer victory. Railey is tied for second in the National League in holds with Peter Strzoki (Milwaukee Brewers). First are Tyler Rogers (San Francisco Giants) and Stephen Wilson (San Diego Padres) with 16 holds. If Scherzer wants to win his first career Holds title, he’ll have to knock Rogers and Wilson off the pace. Final season of a two-year, $10 million contract. The strongest motivating factor.