Again, he was still having encouraging performances, but after his first two starts, he had a 10.61 ERA. He flashed his curveball over and over again, and showed that his slider is indeed progressing. But the numbers didn’t encourage.
He had given up 11 earned runs in 9.1 IP. He only walked four guys; again, I overall liked what I saw for his first two starts. On Sunday, however, he left no doubt as to the type of pitcher he’s becoming.
Reid Detmers pitched an outstanding game for the LA Angels on Sunday, and his stat line finally reflected that.
Reid Detmers shut down the Astros for the LA Angels win, going six innings and only giving up just one run, three hits, and two walks.
That’s quite the stat line to add to his big league resume. It’s the first stat line that I feel was truly reflective of his performance this season.
The 2020 top ten overall pick proved why the Halos decided to bring him up without almost any Triple-A experience.
This was one of his best performances on the year, regardless of the level he was pitching at. One of the best parts about this performance was that it was the longest one he’s had all year in terms of innings pitched, but not in terms of how many pitches he threw.
It goes to show that he’s learning, and figuring out how to retire batters more efficiently. That’s when a pitcher truly has taken his step as a young starter in this league. Seeing that by Game 3 of Detmers’ big league career means everything.