In what would probably be the best representation of the Mets night, the Mets were battling uphill against the Yankees from the 1st. John Niese struggled early, giving up 3 runs in the first but would settle down later on. John threw 101 pitches with 7 strikeouts. Unfortunately, the Mets left their bats in the motor city. Ivan Nova, who got crushed by the Mets last time around, pretty much owned them tonight. Mets were able to scratch out a run with a Ruben Tejada single up the middle but that was about it. Mets did have their chances, but just never cashed in as evidence by their 9 men left on base. Mets would lose this one 5-1. Reyes would also have yet another multi hit game. He now leads the majors with 43 multi hit games.
In today’s edition of “MLB ump’s cant get any worse…can they?”, Jose Reyes got a single to start the bottom of the 7th. Justin Turner flew out to center but was deep enough for Reyes to tag up and move to 2nd. During Reyes slide to 2nd, the Yankees shortstop Nunez half assed the catch from the center fielder and booted the ball, letting it roll away from him. Reyes noticed Nunez lack of hustle and tried to advance to third. Nunez sprinted to the ball and rocketed a throw to third and after a well sold shadow tag, Reyes was out. Chip Hale, who had the best view of anybody immediately came to Reyes’ defense which naturally gave way to Collins arguing…and of course getting tossed. Replay clearly shows Arod didnt tag Reyes. While some may argue that with Beltran coming up, Reyes should have just stayed put at 2nd but id argue the Mets NEEDED something to happen. If Reyes made it, it would have set things up nicely for at lest a sac fly in a 3-1 game. The strike zone was all over the place tonight as well and as any baseball fan knows, you cant win when your playing versus the Yankees AND the umpires.