Look Who’s Smiling Now
The smile has returned to the face of Jose Reyes. A 3-for-3 day with 2 RBI and 3 stolen bases can do that.
Jose’s smile had been on hiatus for a few days — which may have been more disconcerting than the Mets’ losing streak. Everyone knew Reyes — and the Mets — had hit rock-bottom when Jose failed to run out a ground ball against the Dodgers. Jose was not smiling then.
Over the last two weeks, we’ve witnessed some of the greatness that David Wright can accomplish. Not to take anything away from David, but even at his best he cannot carry the Mets — at least, not without Jose getting things started. As goes Reyes, so go the Mets.
If Reyes’ lack of hustle — and smile — in Los Angeles signified the Mets at their worst, then Jose’s smiling face in Yankee Stadium last night is a sign of good things to come.