Yesterday I wrote this:
“So yes, the only reason Jo-Jo Reyes is still in the starting rotation is because he can’t be sent down without possibly losing him.
But guess what?
None of that matters. None of the bad stats, none of the poor performances, none of the awful control. None of that stuff means anything if Reyes goes out tonight and dominates. “
Well, Reyes did it. He proved that he belongs in the rotation, and he proved me right.
After 6 innings of 4 hit, 1 walk, 1 run, 4 strikeout pitching, adulation and compliments filled Twitter last night. Jo-Jo Reyes belongs!
Sure there was a blown save, but there will be blown saves. There were baserunning mistakes, but there will be baserunning mistakes. There were missed opportunities, but again, there will be missed opportunities.
What there wasn’t was a disaster of a start.
Which is key, because there would have been no more starts.
Good work Jo-Jo. We’ll see you next week.