I Yam What I Yam

I haven’t seen Anthony Reyes pitch lately, so maybe he’s throwing lots of sinkers, just like the Cardinals want him to. But I look at Reyes’ lines, and they look a lot like a guy who’s throwing just like Reyes always has.

Last night: seven innings, nine hits, 5 Ks, no walks, one home run.
Previous start: 6 5 2 2 1 7, with a home run.
Start before that: 6 5 3 3 2 8, one home run allowed.

He’s not getting a lot of groundballs, and he’s allowing the occasional home run. But he’s striking guys out by the bushel, and he’s not walking anybody.

Just out of curiosity, does this remind you of any successful Major League pitchers? I’m thinking Curt Schilling succeeds pretty well with a profile like that.

Obviously there’s NO guarantee Reyes turns into Schilling. But you can succeed without getting a lot of groundballs, if you can strike batters out and avoid walks. I think Reyes is what he is, and what he is is a terrific pitcher.

-M.

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Mmmm…yams.

Let’s see Reyes stay healthy for a full year before we start comparing him to anyone.

The point was not the comparison. The point is about his pitching style.

-M.

M-
The Cardinals treatment of Reyes bugs me to no end. Didn’t TLR say of Reyes that he can’t be succesful without a sinker?

Other succesful ML pitcher with high FB #’s, high HR #’s, but who could get K’s and not walk..hmmm…off the top of my head..Fergie Jenkins, Bert Blyleven, maybe? Both those pitchers are/should be in the Hall.

What are the Cardinals waiting for? He doesn’t need more seasoning..Is TLR and DD just prejudiced against him for some reason? I don’t get it.

We will not know who to compare him too until the Cards finally promote him.

Its May 17th Reyes goes tonight against the Mets at home.Good test,hope he can stay with the big club, love his style and improved aggressiveness.IF,and I mean down the road IF,would you trade Ponson for a OF or a 2B?

GO CARDS – DCM

Reyes isn’t pitching until Saturday in KC.

-M.

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