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Alex Reyes closed out the Indians in a 4-2 victory on Tuesday, picking up his 24th save of the season.
Reyes did hit a batter and didn't record any strikeouts but otherwise got through the inning unscathed. One of the former top pitching prospects in all of baseball, Reyes is now 24-for-25 in saves this season functioning as the Cardinals full-time closer with an impressive 1.93 ERA in 2021. Given his success in the bullpen, it will be interesting to see if the Cardinals decide to keep him in the closer role next season, although one would imagine the team still plans to transition the 26-year-old back to being a starting pitcher next spring.
After blowing his first save of the season on Tuesday, Alex Reyes closed out a 3-2 win for the Cardinals over the Cubs on Thursday evening. Reyes fired a scoreless inning while allowing a walk and striking out two batters.
Thursday was a nice bounce-back performance for Reyes, who still continues to struggle with his control (and walks) this season. Nonetheless, fantasy managers can't really complain about the 23 saves and 2.01 ERA on the year for a guy that went undrafted in the majority of fantasy leagues.
Alex Reyes allowed two hits, three earned runs, and two walks while recording only one out in the ninth inning on Tuesday, suffering his first blown save of the season in a 7-6 loss to the Cubs.
The Cardinals led 6-1 entering the ninth inning before the wheels fell off. Luis Garcia loaded the bases to begin the inning at which point Reyes was summoned from the bullpen. The All-Star walked a pair of batters (with a strikeout in between) before surrendering a two-run single to Javier Baez and the go-ahead, two-run double to Ian Happ in what was easily his worst outing of the season. Reyes falls to 5-4 on the season while his ERA jumps to 2.06 with a troublesome 1.42 WHIP. He's now 22-for-23 in save chances on the season.
Alex Reyes recorded his second save in as many days on Sunday, firing a scoreless inning despite allowing two walks in a 2-1 win over San Francisco.
Reyes picked up a save on Saturday and was right back in action on Sunday as well. Walks continue to be a problem for the electric right-hander, as he issued two more free passes on Sunday. However, as has been the case all season, Reyes worked around trouble for yet another clean save. He remains a perfect 22-for-22 in save chances this season while boasting an impressive 1.45 ERA (despite a 1.34 WHIP).
Alex Reyes fired a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk while striking out one in a 3-1 win over the Giants.
The first-time All-Star remains a perfect 21-for-21 in saves this season with an impressive 1.49 ERA, despite a troublesome 1.32 WHIP. The fact that those two numbers are so similar certainly illustrates that Reyes has been a bit fortunate this season, but it's nonetheless been a breakout season for the 26-year-old right-hander.