St. John’s basketball: Amir Garrett continues dominance on hill for Reds

Former St. John's basketball standout Amir Garrett. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Former St. John's basketball standout Amir Garrett. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Former St. John’s basketball standout Amir Garrett is continuing his dominance on the mound with the Cincinnati Reds.

Amir Garrett continues to be dominant for the Cincinnati Reds as his latest appearance was critical in securing a win against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Garrett replaced starter Tyler Mahle after the 7th inning on Wednesday night and the former Johnnie recorded two outs, allowing one hit, and striking out one before giving way to Raisel Iglesias who recorded the victory as the Reds walked off its National League Central rivals thanks to a Joey Votto single.

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The right hander pitcher has only allowed runs in two of his 13 appearances so far this season, one run back on July 28 and two runs on August 11.

More specifically, the hit Garrett allowed on Wednesday night was the first hit he has allowed since that rough outing against the Kansas City Royals in August and prior to that the only hit he surrendered was in that late July outing.

For the season, Garrett has a 2.31 ERA with no decisions on the year as batters are only hitting .132 against him this year.

Amir Garrett also has recorded 18 strikeouts this season in addition to his five hits, three runs, and three walks in eleven and two-thirds innings pitched.

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The Cincinnati Reds will try and continue its climb up the National League and National League Central standings against its division rivals the Pittsburgh Pirates with a double header on Friday afternoon and evening followed by single games on Saturday and Sunday.

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Cincinnati is six games behind the Chicago Cubs for the top spot in the NL Central but only two and a half games separate the Cardinals, Brewers, and Reds from second to fourth as the top two teams in each division automatically qualify for the postseason in 2020.