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Reynolds reliable rookie out of bullpen

Reynolds reliable rookie out of bullpen

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DENVER -- Matt Reynolds has a simple way of rationalizing his outing on Saturday night against the D-backs, amounting to the first win of his big league career.

"It was awesome," he said. "Better than my first big league loss."

Fair enough. The southpaw has shown great promise out of the bullpen since debuting Aug. 19, working his way to a 1-0 record and 2.53 ERA. Before allowing his first big league runs Sept. 2, the rookie allowed just two hits in his first 6 2/3 innings.

Most importantly, though, Reynolds has been critical in helping shoulder some of the load that the beleaguered 'pen has endured this season.

"The more rope I gave him, the more he kept pulling out of my hand," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "And that's what I'm looking for. ... He's added length to what we can do now."

Tracy admitted he wouldn't use Reynolds in a variety of situations when the youngster joined the club. But over time, Reynolds has accepted the challenge and has since been inserted into a variety of roles.

"It's kind of a process," Reynolds said. "You've got to earn your spot. I don't know if I've earned it yet, but I feel like I'm working toward trying to earn it every time I take the mound."

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