Thursday, June 19, 2008

Jose Reyes is on Fire

It's summertime which means it's time for blockbuster super heroes to come out and play. We've got Iron Man, The Hulk, Indiana Jones, Hancock and a slew of other heroes that will be seen this summer.

But right now the Mets have one of their own in Jose Reyes.

Reyes is a man on fire. It seems like he's getting on base 2-3 times every game for the last two weeks. Last night's game was a perfect example. He gets on in the first inning, steals second, moves to third, and scores on a groundout.

Then of course there's the 9th inning. Who gets on base and scores the tying run? Reyes, of course. He's showing patience at the plate and he has cut down on the uppercut swing which is allowing to him to put the ball in play more.

And he's hustling. He ran the heck out of a infield pop-up last night. He knows what he needs to do for this team and right now he's doing it.

By the way, where are all the Reyes naysayers now? Mike Francesa had Reyes shipped off to Cleveland or Tampa Bay by now since Reyes was such a failure in his eyes. Why is this guy even on the radio? Steve Phillips would have traded Reyes for a player to be named later by now.

I am so glad that the Mets didn't do anything rash with Reyes because he can be one of the top players in baseball when he's focused and sticks to his game. Right now he's doing just that and the fact that the Mets have won two series in a row and 4 out of their last 6 is a testament to that.

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