It’s finally starting to become real to me - Jose Reyes - a true blue NY Met may actually win the NL batting title.
Never before has a Met led the league in avg so in my mind I’ve enjoyed Jose sitting atop the pile but still being there after 162 are played has always felt like a distant dream.
Only now the dream is within site.
It’s September 1st which means we’re coming down the home stretch. Jose has a .003 lead over Ryan Braun and there’s no reason to think he can’t maintain a lead.
Braun is in a pennant race which could go either way. Teams could pitch him tougher or he could be more focused in his AB’s.
But MIL is a comfortable 8.5 games ahead of StLoo so they may be in cruise control down the stretch.
Jose on the other hand has a new contract at hand which should keep him as focused as ever.
If nothing else it gives us fans a reason to tune in from now until game 162.
As for the game Capuano looked like a pumpkin to start the 1st but settled down very nicely go get the Win.
Duda is Da Mana - he proved it again with a go ahead hit in the 7th — love this kid!
Parnell closed the door - love seeing that too!
Am I supposed to be excited or encouraged by Bay’s 3 hits? … Well, I’m not.