20-70 Watch: Doin' It In Style
Is there anything Jose Reyes can't do? After a hard drive to right centre caromed off the fence, the fleet-footed slugger accelerated around second base and never looked back. He completed his first inside-the-park home run with a flourish, sliding across home plate well ahead of the throw. Los Angeles last surrendered an inside-the-park homer in June of 1997 to Tony Gwynn.
The hit drove in Green and Valentin, putting Reyes a hair's-breadth away from the rarer inside-the-park grand slam, last performed by Randy Winn against the Devil Rays on October 3, 1999.
Reyes is now 2 homers and 14 stolen bases away from becoming the third and youngest member of the 20-70 club. There are 23 games left in the Mets’ regular season.