Mike Shildt, Alex Reyes, St. Louis Cardinals. (Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports).
The St. Louis Cardinals need to do something about closer Alex Reyes. In the middle of a Wild Card race, they cant manage to blow video games.
Reyes had been significant in his role, even making the All-Star team this season. His second-half disaster was unforeseen, and unforeseen provided the Cardinals remain in the middle of a Wild Card chase, presently simply a few video games behind the Cincinnati Reds for the 2nd area.
Its specified the Cards can no longer trust Reyes, who simply gave up a walk-off house run to Yoshi Tsutsugo his last time out. Mike Shildt didnt commit to removing him as more detailed, however did state he has a few players who could take on that function if necessary.
Who, you might question, can the Cardinals trust?
Odds are, they will go to a by-committee technique in the meantime, and hope somebody stands out.
St Louis Cardinals can not trust Alex Reyes. Who should they go with?
Gallegos has a set of minimizes the year so plainly Shildt feels comfortable enough to use him in that circumstance. Overall, Gallegos has actually been utilized in the back-end of the pen, and has done so successfully, pitching to the tune of a 3.06 ERA.
57 looks is enough of a sample size to trust Gallegos statistics as not a fluke. Whether he can manage the ninth inning consistently remains to be seen, however preferably he can fair far better than Reyes of late.