Jesus Reyes began the season in extended spring training. The 23-year-old joined the Dayton Dragons the first week of May and made one appearance that week, tossing 4.0 innings of relief. He allowed two runs with two walks and two strikeouts. He didn’t take the mound again for nine days. Reyes returned against South Bend with 2.0 shutout innings and two more strikeouts. Three days later he made a spot start and struggled. Great Lakes scored three runs in 3.2 innings against him with three walks and two strikeouts. He finished out the month well, throwing 11.2 innings with just two earned runs allowed (1.54 ERA), but only had two total strikeouts in that span. For the month the right hander posted a 2.95 ERA in 21.1 innings, but had seven walks against just eight strikeouts.

The first week of June saw Jesus Reyes throw 5.0 shutout innings over two relief appearances, but walk five batters with four strikeouts in that span. He returned to the mound on the 11th and gave up a run in 2.0 innings. Six days later he would make a spot start against Great Lakes. He threw 5.0 shutout innings with three walks and four strikeouts. Reyes didn’t pitch again for a week, then made three relief appearances to finish out the month. In those games he allowed just one earned over 7.1 innings with seven strikeouts. In 19.1 total innings the righty posted a 0.93 ERA with 11 walks (two intentional) and 17 strikeouts. He also didn’t allow a home run for the second straight month.

July started out slow for Jesus Reyes. He only pitched twice in the first 11 days of the month, throwing 5.0 shutout innings with two walks and four strikeouts. On the 16th he would allow three runs in an inning against Wisconsin, but rebound well with 2.1 innings of no earned run baseball on the 20th. That carried forward the rest of the month as he was charged with just one run in the final four games of the month. July saw the least amount of usage in a month so far for Reyes. He posted a 2.45 ERA in 14.2 innings with seven walks and 15 strikeouts. He also held batters homerless for the third consecutive month.

After spending all of July in the bullpen, Jesus Reyes returned to the rotation for August. He threw 5.0 shutout innings on the 3rd against West Michigan. Six days later he didn’t allow an earned run in 4.0 innings against Lake County. He struggled some on the 14th against South Bend, giving up five earned in 5.0 innings with six strikeouts. He also allowed two home runs – the first two of the season. On the 19th and 24th he would throw 6.0 innings each, allowing just one combined earned run with 10 strikeouts and three walks. The month ended on a down note against Bowling Green. He would allow five runs in 5.1 innings. In his final start of the year the right hander allowed one run in 7.0 innings. Over the final five weeks he posted a 2.82 ERA in 38.1 innings with 12 walks and 28 strikeouts.

While splitting time between the bullpen and rotation, Jesus Reyes kept runs off of the board. He posted a 2.40 ERA on the season in 93.2 innings pitched. A big part of that was keeping the ball in the park, giving up just three home runs all season. He had 37 walks and 68 strikeouts on the season, but that ratio did improve as the season went along.

DAY 93.2 73 2.40 3 37 68

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4 Responses

  1. Norwood Nate

    Jenkins claimed off waivers by the Padres. I wonder if they tried to slip him through in anticipation of another move.

    • DaveCT

      Seems likely. Unless there are recent health concerns that have come up. Too bad, I’d have liked to see what Price, Jenkins and Power could have done here.

    • Cam

      Thought the same thing. Seems like you wouldn’t risk losing him at this point if something wasn’t on the horizon.