Thursday, September 07, 2006

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.
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5 Comments:

At 8:15 AM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

I love that one of his comparables on Baseball Reference is Wil Cordero.

 
At 9:22 AM, Blogger Mini Me said...

I have never thought of a 20-70 club, but this cool if reyes could do it.

 
At 9:43 AM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

I have never thought of a 20-70 club...

No one has, because it doesn't mean anything. It's about as meaningful as a 15-80 club.

And yes, I said that just to make Avi angry.

 
At 3:56 PM, Blogger Avi Schaumberg said...

If only two men in the history of MLB have done it, that's good enough for me.

Admittedly, 20-80 would sound a lot cooler, but that's not going to happen.

 
At 4:21 PM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

If only two men in the history of MLB have done it, that's good enough for me.

That's the criterion? Not whether it is actually statistically relevant? So 15-80 would be good enough? Boy, you are easy to please.

 

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