Former Rochester Honker Matt Reynolds made his Major League Debut Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. The 6’5’’ lefty had been throwing in Triple-A Colorado Springs, but was called up to fill the roster spot of Brad Hawpe.
Reynolds was effective in his 1st career outing as he did not allow a hit in 0.2 innings of work. The lefty faced James Loney and Casey Blake in the bottom of the 8th inning. He retired Loney on a fly ball to right field and struck out Blake to end the inning.
Reynolds, a 20th round draft pick in 2007, was 1-3 with a 2.62 ERA, seven saves and 67 strikeouts in Colorado Springs. While in the Minor Leagues Reynolds has made stops in Single-A Tri-City, Asheville, and Modesto. In Single-A he had a 12-9 record with five saves in 141.0 innings of work.
The former Honker dominated while pitching in the Northwoods in 2006. He led Rochester in innings pitched with 83.1 and had a career ERA of 1.62, the 3rd best in club history. The Austin Peay State standout has a 5-1 career record for the Honkers.
Follow Matt Reynolds at www.coloradorockies.com to watch his progress at the Major League level.
The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any Summer Collegiate Baseball League in North America. Reynolds is the 70th NWL alumni to appear in Major League Baseball.