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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dave Reis, Bailed Out - 7

Originally published Jan. 28, 2014
Dave Reis didn't pitch well this August 1988 night for the rookie Pulaski Braves, but his team pulled out the win, according to The Pulaski Southwest Times.

Reis went five innings for Pulaski, giving up five runs. Four of those runs were earned. He also gave up four hits, struck out one and walked two, The Southwest Times wrote.

It was a late Pulaski surge that bailed Reis and the Braves out, Pulaski winning going away.

Reis was in his first season as a pro that year. He only got two more. He also never made AA.

Reis' career began that year in 1988, signed by the Braves as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford University.

With the Braves, Reis started at Pulaski. He got 13 outings, 12 of them starts. He went 2-5, ending with a 4.97 ERA.

Reis moved to single-A Burlington in 1989. He also moved to the bullpen. In 34 total outings, he got eight starts. He went 7-5, with a 3.32 ERA. He also saved one.

For 1990, Reis returned to Burlington, but took on a new role. He turned closer. In 44 total relief outings, Reis picked up 17 saves, with a won-loss record of 5-7. His ERA came in at a steady 3.38, but it was his final year as a pro.

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