We are all hoping that Jose Reyes‘ “tight” hamstring is not going to be a major issue. And all of the early indications suggest that it is nothing to be gravely concerned about. But if it is serious, and sends the superstar shortstop to the disabled list, wouldn’t that more or less allow Sandy Alderson to commence a fire sale?
Browsing Archive July, 2011
Yankees 5 Mets 2
Jose Reyes left the game with a “tight hamstring” and will have an MRI taken ASAP. Anything else that happened on this particular afternoon is secondary in importance to Mets fans.
This is the lineup the Mets are sending to the plate against Yankee pitcher Bartolo Colon:
Jose Reyes – SS
Justin Turner – 2B
Carlos Beltran – RF
Dan Murphy – 3B
Angel Pagan – CF
Jason Bay – LF
Lucas Duda – 1B
Josh Thole – C
Dillon Gee – P
For what it’s worth, Carlos Beltran has a .395 OBP and 1.080 OPS lifetime against Colon. Reyes is career 2-for-3 against him and Bay (0-for-3) is the only other Met to ever face Colon.
Dillon Gee is 4-0 with a 2.13 ERA (six earned/25.1 innings) in four day starts this season. I believe his eyes are brown.
Jose Reyes‘ baserunning gaffe from Friday night’s game was exactly that: a gaffe. Meaning, a blunder, or a foolish mistake.
It doesn’t matter that Bob Ojeda was a former MLBer and he supported this blunder, because there are former MLBers who, if you asked them, would say it was a dumb move.
And it doesn’t matter that Reyes’ own manager Terry Collins publicly supported Reyes’ decision to take a chance in that situation, because Collins
The Yankees set a Citi Field attendance record with a paid crowd of 42,020 on Friday night. According to various reports, there were also some Mets fans in the stands.
Saturday afternoon’s game is just about sold out, BUT, there will be a limited number of standing room tickets on sale for the contest (this info is straight from the Mets PR department). Tickets will go on sale on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. exclusively at the Citi Field Ticket windows at the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. FYI, game time is 4:10 PM.
So if you want to see the Yankees tomorrow and don’t yet have tickets, you still have a shot if you get up early and get out to Flushing by 9 AM.
Apparently, Buchholz experienced problems with the medication he was taking to control his mental issues. From the Times:
Yankees 5 Mets 1
One game beyond the season’s halfway point and the Mets are back to .500.
Verlander (and Tigers) 5 Mets 2
You can’t get too upset about this one. Justin Verlander is other-worldly this year. And in fact, the fact the Mets scored a run off of him and made him look human in the early innings should be seen as some kind of small success.