Reynaldo López Shines as One of the Best Starters in the Major Leagues in 2024

Reynaldo López Shines as One of the Best Starters in the Major Leagues in 2024

Reynaldo López continues his great season in the transition as a starter in 2024. The Dominican achieved his fourth victory of the season with a quality start against Baltimore.

The Atlanta Braves managed to break the chain of five consecutive losses. Lopez dominated Baltimore’s dangerous offense and avoided a sweep at Camden Yards.

The Dominican right-hander pitched 6.0 innings, allowing 2 hits, walking 1, allowing no runs and striking out 8 batters. López ended up throwing 91 pitches (68 for strikes) and lowered his ERA to 1.69.

The Atlanta Braves remain with a record of 36 wins and 30 losses. Brian Snitker’s team is 10 games ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East.

Reynaldo López is among the best starters in the Major Leagues

After this Thursday’s departure, Reynaldo López remained the effectiveness leader in the Majors.

The Dominican went from 1.85 to 1.69. He is the only pitcher in 2024 who has an ERA below 1.80. Ranger Suárez is in second place with 1.81.

López is the only pitcher with fewer than 15 earned runs allowed this season.

The Atlanta pitcher is the third in fewest hits allowed with 50. In addition, he is among the top 20 in whip and among the top 15 with the lowest batting average against (.203).

Lopez is 4-2 with a 1.69 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 12 appearances this season.

Within the Atlanta team, Reynaldo is third in strikeouts behind Max Fried and Chris Sale, who has 92 strikeouts.

López has an Adjusted Effectiveness Rating (ERA+) of +222 and reached his eighth quality start in 2024.

2024-06-14 02:24:06
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