132km Sweeper is empty… Won’t the left-handed lion with 48 wins in the KBO finally be allowed to be NO.1?


Veteran left-hander Brooks Reilly (35, New York Mets), who won 48 wins in the KBO League, is finally allowed to become the National League Hold King.

On the 23rd (Korean time), in an away game against the 2023 Major League Atlanta Braves held at True Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Rayleigh climbed the mound following Reid Garrett with two outs and second base at the bottom of the 8th inning, which was behind 2-3.메이저사이트

He finished the mound with one batter. He threw four consecutive 90-mile sinkers to Michael Harris III. In the ball count 2B2S, the deciding ball was an 81.8 mile (approximately 132 km) sweeper. While swept sideways around the home plate, he induced Harris III to miss his swing. End of the inning. The record for the day was 0.1 innings, 1 strikeout and no run. Rayleigh is having a lot of fun as a sweeper this season.

Rayleigh’s appearance on this day was six days after the match against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the 17th. He couldn’t even win a hold because he couldn’t come up in a save situation in the first place. With 21 holds this season, Rayleigh is tied for fifth in the National League hold with Colin Holderman (Pittsburgh Pirates) and Stephen Wilson (San Diego Padres).

In the middle of the season, he was in a situation where he could aim for the No. 1 hold in the 2nd or 3rd place. But as the Mets underperformed and went into a fire sale, they sent closer David Robertson to the Miami Marlins. Robertson took the mound against San Diego that day and was hit by Kim Ha-seong.

With Robertson gone, Rayleigh couldn’t focus on earning holds. On July 28 and 31, he earned saves against the Mets. However, the opportunity to finish again did not come as the match against the Mets on the 2nd was sluggish with 2 hits and 3 runs (1 earned) in 0.1 innings.

However, Rayleigh couldn’t even add a hold. All he recorded was against the Atlanta Braves on the 14th and against Pittsburgh on the 17th. It’s not like this day, it’s not only going out in save situations, and the Mets are 9 wins and 13 losses this day after putting their hands on their grades. If I somehow won, the game ended with a big score difference. It is not easy for a bullpen pitcher to consistently accumulate holds.

Until the 23rd, the number one hold in the National League is Tyler Rodgers (San Francisco Giants) with 25 holds. They are followed by Tanner Scott (Miami Marlins, 24 holds), Mark Leiter (Chicago Cubs, 23 holds), and Joel Pyamps (Milwaukee Brewers, 22 holds) in second to fourth places. Will Rayleigh be able to aim for the king of double-dealing holds in the remainder of the game? The gap between the lead and 4 is small, but it is a large gap.

Rayleigh’s 2+1 year, $10 million contract expires at the end of this season. If you don’t exercise the +1 year option, you will be a free agent again. Looking at Rayleigh’s recent 1-2 years, it seems that he will be useful in any team that needs a left-handed midfielder.


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