He ranks first overall in major league holds, but his ERA is very high. Due to the characteristics of a bullpen pitcher, it is not easy to manage an ERA even if one game is ruined.
Brooks Rayleigh (35, New York Mets) built a high-level career with the KBO League Lotte Giants with a 48-53 ERA of 4.13 in 152 games from 2015 to 2019. Due to his good reception and arm height close to three quarters, he was called the ‘Left-Leader’. He was as picky with lefties as he was.
Rayleigh then joined the Major League Chicago Cubs in 2012 and 2013. Then, he left his career with Lotte behind and began continuing his major league career again with the Cincinnati Reds in 2020. He signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2021-2022 free agent market via the Houston Astros.
He was a pretty decent lefty specialist in Houston and Tampa Bay. He was traded to the New York Mets before the season. Due to an injury, he missed the WBC, but returned at the end of the exhibition match. He entered the regular season with 1 win in 3 games and an ERA of 3.00.
The Mets ended the season after closer Edwin Diaz suffered a ‘ceremony injury’ while joining the WBC Puerto Rico team. In any case, Brooks’ share in the Mets is not small. In the home game against the Miami Marlins on the 8th (hereinafter Korean time), he took the mound as the fourth pitcher in the top of the 8th inning, leading 6-3, with no runners and two outs, and won the third hold of the season with 1 hit and no runs in ⅓ innings.
Although it is early in the season, it is tied for first place in the major league hold right after the game on the 8th. In the National League, Colin Holderman (Pittsburgh Pirates) is recording 3 holds with Rayleigh. It doesn’t mean much, but it doesn’t have to be. Anyway, the Mets use Rayleigh in tight moments late in the game, and it’s a testament to how much they trust him.
However, it doesn’t seem to be in perfect condition. On this day, he got a heavy hit after a full-count match with left-handed hitter Jazz Cheesehome Jr. The cutter was driven into the middle. However, right-handed hitter Avisail Garcia was also handled with a shortstop grounder on a full count. In fact, Sinker was driven to the middle, but luck followed. Overall, the pitching on the day was not very sharp. He was also a sweeper, but he often left the strike zone.
He threw 13 balls but had 7 strikes. His performance this season was 13.50 ERA with 3 holds in 4 games. On the 31st of last month, in the opening game against Miami, 1 inning, 2 strikeouts, no runs were allowed, and on the 2nd, no runs were allowed in ⅓ innings against Miami. However, on the 5th against the Milwaukee Brewers, the aftermath of 4 hits (2 home runs), 1 strikeout and 4 runs in 1 inning was significant. It seems that time is needed to lower the ERA.
If you improve your condition a little more, you can win more holds and get more save opportunities.스포츠토토 Rayleigh’s total holds are 44. Also, after finishing this season, he will be eligible for free agency again. And the Mets are a team that is trying to win the World Series this year. Rayleigh was a member of Houston’s World Series runner-up in 2021.