The 2023 National League Rookie of the Year candidate singled. It took him 15 pitches to erase the first inning and earn his 24th hold of the season.
Brooks Reilly (35, New York Mets) pitched one inning of one-hit ball in the top of the seventh inning of a 3-2 home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y., on April 12, 2023.메이저놀이터
It was a clean outing. He gave up an 81-mph sweeper to leadoff hitter Sevy Zavala for a single to left, but induced a 1B2S double play on Ketel Marte with an 85-mph changeup to shortstop. Corbin Carroll, who has a commanding lead in the National League Rookie of the Year race this season, got a strike with his first-pitch cutter and then fired a 79.5-mph sweeper on the second pitch, a ball that came in toward the body. But on a full count, he got a grounder to second base on a cutter to end the inning.
In 10 games in August, Railey picked up three saves, but went 1-1 with an 8.53 ERA. He was a key part of the staff’s succession in May and July, posting ERAs of zero, 1.74, and 1.93. He briefly took over the closer’s role when David Robertson left for the Miami Marlins at the trade deadline.
However, he quickly returned to his role and has been on fire in September, going 1-0 with two saves and a zero ERA in four games. With 24 on the day, he needs just one more to tie his single-season record (25) from 2022. While 30 holds is a stretch, he’s still on pace to set a new single-season record.
It’s not easy to be the National League’s hold king. Mark Reiter (Chicago Cubs) and Tyler Rogers (San Francisco Giants, 28+) are tied for first place. Colin Holderman (Pittsburgh Pirates, 26 holds) is third. Reilly, Joel Phelps (Milwaukee Brewers), and Tanner Scott (Miami Marlins) are tied for fourth.
Reilly’s 2+1 year, $10 million contract ends after this season. +He can still play for the Mets through the 2024 season if he exercises his one-year option, or he can remain a free agent. For the second year in a row, he’s a left-handed bullpen with 25 or fewer holds in 60 games and a 2.00 ERA. Any team could use him.