Cardinals: Alex Reyes forgot how to throw strikes at the worst possible time

Cardinals: Alex Reyes forgot how to throw strikes at the worst possible time

ST LOUIS, MO – JULY 30: Alex Reyes # 29 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins in the ninth inning at Busch Stadium on July 30, 2021 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images).
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It was a hard night at the office for St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes, who quit 3 straight walks with the bases loaded in the 8th inning.
It seemed like Alex Reyes could not purchase a strike on Thursday night. The St. Louis Cardinals reducer tossed 21 pitches in the top of the 8th inning versus the Atlanta Braves. Just four of them were strikes.

By the time the Cardinals finally got three outs in the eighth, they d quit 6 runs, blowing their 4-2 lead. Reyes bad outing was just part of the offender, however it stings a little bit more when you let your opponent walk in runs.
Luckily for the Cards, it was an uncharacteristic getaway for Reyes. The 26-year-old had an ERA of 1.85 prior to Thursdays game and was named an All-Star for the very first time this season.

The St. Louis Cardinals reducer tossed 21 pitches in the top of the 8th inning versus the Atlanta Braves. To make matters worse, Reyes walked 4 batters, and in 3 of those circumstances, the bases were packed. Strolling batters with the bases filled is a bit of a trend for the Cardinals this season. With over 100 video games still staying, who knows how numerous more strolls with bases loaded St. Louis may rack up.

To make matters worse, Reyes walked four batters, and in 3 of those instances, the bases were filled. In all, Reyes failed to tape an out and was charged with 2 earned runs. Discuss an inopportune time to forget how to discover the strike zone.
Cardinals establishing routine of letting runners walk house.
Sadly, walking batters with the bases filled is a bit of a trend for the Cardinals this season. Theyve done it 25 times, which is both a club record and a bad number by any baseball standard. With over 100 video games still staying, who knows how many more walks with bases filled St. Louis may rack up.

#Cardinals have strolled a batter with the bases packed 25 times this season. That is without a doubt the club record, and they are 3 shy of the most in a season by any team considering that 1974.
3 of those 25 can be found in this inning.
Which is not over. #stlcards #MLB.
— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) August 6, 2021.