Thursday, April 28, 2011
by Jess Estremera
With the Mets down 2-1 in the bottom of the 8th, Reyes hit his signature high liner into the opposite field gap that let him slide into third with an easy triple.
Rick Ankiel threw into 3rd base about 2 seconds too late BUT Jose was called out. Although he maintained contact with the bag for all in the stands, field, home and dugout to see, third base umpire called him out mistakenly thinking Reyes' hand came off the bag. And Jose was livid.
I loved watching his strides to third but his reaction after being called out was the the best part of the play. Our spark plug ignited the inning and the rest of the Mets for the rest of the game.
While the Washington D.C crowd sounded lifeless and dull during the play, here in NY we were up in arms right along with you. Go Jose!
Video from last night: