May 23, 2018 at 9:37 pm #53825Cards667ParticipantFree
My guess is Reyes will make 2 AAA starts and will debut in St. Louis on June 5 vs Miami on an extra days rest.
Speaking of Miami Gallen in pitching very well in AAA and could soon get the call up and Alcantara has found control and also pitching extremely well in AAA, especially his last few outings. Kinda would like to see them both in STL in June.May 23, 2018 at 10:38 pm #53826858booyahParticipantFree
Could he face Alcantara? Rumor has it he may be up for a promotion.May 24, 2018 at 7:45 pm #53870
Are we going to get an update on his outing tonight in Memphis?May 24, 2018 at 8:22 pm #53871
5 innings (63 pitches), 1 hit, 1 walk…10 Ks. Yeah, that’s solid.May 24, 2018 at 8:23 pm #53872
10 K’s 1hit 63 pitches through 5May 24, 2018 at 8:25 pm #53873
Cardinal25…nice name. We can confuse some folks, haha.
On topic…I’m ridiculously excited to watch Reyes pitch the rest of this year.May 24, 2018 at 8:37 pm #53874
Stlcard25, yeah we could.?
12 K’s through 6 and 76 pitches. Not much more to prove here. He’s ready.
May 24, 2018 at 8:42 pm #53876
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Alex Reyes has struck out 7 straight and 10 of 14.
Last inning batters swung nine times and nine times they missed. No fouls. No called strikes. Just whiffs.
His fastball is sitting 98-99 mph on the stadium gun. Curveball 82-85. Change 88-92 (!).
It's a clinic in Memphis.
— Joe Trezza (@JoeTrezz) May 25, 2018May 24, 2018 at 8:43 pm #53877May 24, 2018 at 8:53 pm #53879
13 K’s in Springfield and 13 so far in Memphis. At least he’s consistent. ?May 24, 2018 at 8:56 pm #53880
And OKC is a good team. He has to be in St Louis ASAP, right?May 24, 2018 at 8:59 pm #53881
His next start should be in StL. Nothing more to prove in the minors.May 24, 2018 at 9:08 pm #53882
Now if we get Reyes back and can trade Fowler for Mike Trout straight-up we would be in business.
r/RatMay 24, 2018 at 9:14 pm #53883
Sean Gilmartin doing his Greg Holland impression and trying his best to ruin Reyes’ masterpiece.May 24, 2018 at 9:57 pm #53888Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - AnnualMay 24, 2018 at 10:02 pm #53890SoonerinNCParticipantPaid - Annual
In his four rehab starts Reyes has pitched 30 innings with 7 hits, no runs, 8 walks and 57 k’s. His best outings at Springfield and Memphis. I think he pitches on the 29th in St. LouisMay 24, 2018 at 10:39 pm #53893
They are in Milwaukee next week Sooner so he wouldn’t pitch in St. Louis until the following weekend. Not sure who is in St. Louis for that weekend series.
r/RatMay 25, 2018 at 7:12 am #53901Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - AnnualMay 25, 2018 at 7:20 am #53906Bw52ParticipantPaid - Annual
do admit i am finally impressed and hope this can carry over to the Majors leagues.Plus no arm issues.Nice.May 25, 2018 at 10:09 am #53930thejagerParticipantPaid - Annual
my word…he almost has done TOO well…i want him to be ready and great but i fear his dominance may convince him and our FO and coaches that he is no-miss and put too much stress on him
i dont want him throwing his arm out again just to impress the fans when he is back in…
I am very impressed and happy…i just worry that the confidence from doign a good job can lead to an ego
Reyes cant make the MLB team that much better IMO (at least after CMArt is back)…we are already a top end rotation….unless he has turned his bat into Ohtani’s bat I dont see how he helps the offense…and whiel his presence in the rotation may move a good arm to the pen…is that really the best role for that person?
I think Gant could add something to the pen, but are we going to have room?May 25, 2018 at 10:36 am #53933
Mo talked last night and in the P-D article seemed to indicate that Reyes wouldn’t be on an innings limit. While I’m sure there is a limit, it’s going to be interesting to see how it plays out going forward. I read in the article that there will be a 6-games-in-5-days stretch right after the break where the guys they have will come in handy.
Otherwise, perhaps we’ll see some kind of hybrid rotation that will be able to eat bullpen innings when starters have shorter outings (which is still a concern for me for Weaver, Flaherty and Reyes). Imagine facing Flaherty and not really breaking through but pushing up the pitch count, getting by him after 5 with maybe a run on 5 hits…only to face Alex Reyes the next 4 innings to finish the game? Or Weaver in relief of Reyes? Lots of potential.
Imagine being Gant, or Poncedeleon right now…you’re good enough to start on probably 20+ rotations in the big leagues right now but you’re now the #7/8 starter with little chance of getting a long run going forward? I do think those two guys can contribute in the bullpen though.
Then you add Waino, who may be deemed healthy at some point and will want to pitch. I hope we do see him start again…the final weekend as a going away after the Cards have wrapped up the division. ?May 25, 2018 at 11:08 am #53934gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Like I mentioned in another thread unless Reyes and Flaherty can also swing a mean bat I don’t know if our win total will increase much. Our offense and bullpen must step up.May 25, 2018 at 11:32 am #53935thejagerParticipantPaid - Annual
Though (as others and i have said…probably even you too GScott)…there is something to be said that addition of Reyes to the pen likely puts Gant in the bullpen…which is a quality arm
It may not be a huge upgrade to the pen, but the better the arms in the pen the better the low scores and hitting have a chance of becoming wins.
It is a little help to the pen even if the upgrade to the rotation is marginal with the great play we have got out of it
but hitting is obviously an issue that hopefully sorts itself out…
and i do think SS defense is something to keep an eye on… poor SS defense killed us a few years back when Gyorko was forced to play there too much (at all is already too much)…we have guys who can play SS but do we really have anyone we can count on late? DeJong was becoming very steady before he went down…which was nice to have…but can we really count on Gyorko to play solid SS for an extended time? Munoz may be good but he isn’t going to play every day and Garcia seems not suited for extended playing time at SSMay 25, 2018 at 11:58 am #53937CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
Plus if Reyes can go deeper into games than whom he replaces in the rotation that also will help the bullpen.May 25, 2018 at 12:12 pm #53939
Much like the offense, I think the bullpen issues are a lot more mental than physical ability. There are a number of guys who have been good to elite in the last couple years that just need to buckle down and execute. Looking at you, Holland, Lyons, Cecil, Leone. The rest of the guys are a mix of potential solid options and guys like Norris who are performing to expectations and beyond.
On the offensive side, yeah Reyes isn’t a help but if Carp, Fowler, Wong and Ozuna hit to their career numbers then the offense will be top half of the league and not an issue.
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