This New York Mets Team Can Score

David MarineSenior Writer IApril 16, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 15:  Jose Reyes of the New York Mets slides safely in to home plate after scoring on a wild pitch in the seventh  inning on April 15, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. All Major League Baseball players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson day.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

No one can score from first base on a passed ball and an error that trickles merely 20 feet from home plate. No one, except for Jose Reyes.

In one of the most remarkable plays yet this season, Jose Reyes scored from first last night on a passed ball and a throwing error. It didn't look long enough time for a runner to advance an extra base, let alone come around to score from first.

That play capped off an offensive night for the Mets that showed this team can score runs. There were other opportunities to score where the Mets failed to execute, but even with that, they were able to muster seven runs to support Oliver Perez in his first win of the season.

There was a lot of discussion this offseason about the need for an extra bat in right or left field, but I think we've seen, both in spring training and early on in the regular season, that this team can get on base and score runs.

The key is whether or not they feel like it on any given day, as we do know the Mets have a propensity for not hitting with runners in scoring position with two outs. But the Mets are not without opportunities to score.

The first win at Citi Field is over and done with and I'm anxious to see if the John Maine we saw last week shows up again tonight, because he looked really sharp against the Marlins, even in the loss.

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