The two players will play an important role trying to control one of the most dangerous offenses in Major League Baseball during the National League Wild Card game.
St. Louis Cardinals entered the postseason as the hottest team at the end of the year, after setting a franchise record of consecutive victories with 17 and reaching October baseball after multiple predictions gave them less than a three percent chance of reaching that stage. .
Despite this and the fact that they are the team with the second highest number of championships in World Series won, many people forget to overlook Cardinals as true contenders in 2021. The team will have its first major trial by fire when it faces Los angeles dodgers in the party of Wild card of the National League, looking for a pass to the Divisional Series.
In the midst of everything that made the Cardinals At the end of the year, it is important to highlight the role that his pitching staff played, especially the relief, which allowed him to keep close games close enough for his offense to take care of the rest.
Among the team’s relievers are three Dominicans, Alex Reyes, the team closer, Genesis cabrera, who has been used as a setter in the eighth inning, but has also had a role as a seventh inning pitcher and Luis Garcia, whose role has changed as needed by the team.
Focusing directly on what they have done Kings and Cabrera, the two have been the anchors within the relay of the Cardinals, one of the best of 2021.
In the case of Cabrera, the reliever pitched 70 innings for the first time in his career of MLB. His ERA was 3.73 and he struck out 77 of the 113 batters he faced. His WHIP (Bases on balls and hits per inning pitched) was 1,257, while he limited opposing offenses to a .209 average and a .628 OPS.
On your side, Alex Reyes He kept numbers similar to those of 2020, but with more entries and improving various aspects of his games. As for ERA, he ended up at 3.24 in 72.1 innings, where he also made 29 saves. He struck out 95 of 147 batters and maintained a WHIP of 1,355.
Both players will have to put on the hero jacket against the second team that won the most regular stage matches and at the same time, the great favorite to return to the tournament. World Series and defend his title from last year.