11 – The number of consecutive decisions St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Anthony Reyes has lost, dropping to 0-9 on the season. Don’t worry, he’s not having a miserable case of the unluckies, as he’s boasting a very deserving 6.64 ERA and 1.47 WHIP. On Friday, Reyes went 4 1/3 innings, giving up five earned runs on nine hits, as the Philadelphia Phillies (38-35) breezed past the Cardinals (32-38) 6-0.
Arizona’s Edgar Gonzalez was the last pitcher to lose his first nine decisions of the season in 2004. The last pitcher to drop 11 in a row was Cleveland’s Fausto Carmona, who ended his streak in April of this year.
Hopefully, Reyes and the defending champions can turn things around very quickly (like Carmona did, who is 8-3 with a 3.21 ERA) if they want to salvage their season. They currently sit eight games out of the wild card spot and hold a six-man starting rotation that includes three former relievers and Reyes. What a mess. Good luck, La Russa.