Smile Jose Mets 6 Indians 4

Metszilla.comCorrespondent IJune 17, 2010

NEW YORK - MAY 25:  Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets celebrates his triple after sliding into third base in the 8th inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on May 25, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Jose is having fun…..and so are the New York Mets!It was the top of the 8th and New York was clinging to a 1-run lead.  Eleven straight Mets had been retired and the Indians, who once trailed by 3, had pulled within 1 on a Travis Hafner  RBI single in the 7th.  Onlookers would likely argue that the momentum New York had built through the first 4 innings had faded away.   But with 2 outs Ruben Tejada  caught a break with a bloop single to center (for some reason Austin ‘Danger’ Kearns  had the light hitting second basemen shaded towards Canada).  Then Jose Reyes  went back to work.

Jose took the first pitch he saw from Chris Perez  and laced it into the right center field gap.  Tejada hustled to score all the way from first and before you could blink Reyes was on third with his 5th triple of the year,tying him for 3rd in the majors.  As Jose clapped the dirt flew from his hands and he pointed with approval towards young Ruben Tejada, who had just crossed the plate to put the Mets back up by 2.  The energy Reyes brings to the team is exciting, electric, scintillating…..or any other  ‘Don King’  adjective you care to use.  In a flash any thoughts fans may have had about the Mets letting this game slip away were gone.....TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE HEAD OVER TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: