Jose Reyes is Better Than You

Detroit 0, NY Mets 5 (box)

The Tigers were shut out for the fifth time this season, the loss tonight dropping their record in games where they score fewer than one run to 0-5. R.A. Dickey, a former first-round pick of the Texas Rangers, held the Tigers without a run for the first eight frames, allowing jut four hits along the way. It has taken better than four years, but Dickey seems to have finally perfected the knuckleball he had only begun to throw when Detroit batters took him deep six times in a game in April of 2006.

His counterpart, Jeremy Bonderman, was very good in his own right, at least until allowing the first two batters of the seventh to reach. Joel Zumaya wasn’t able to escape the jam, and neither was Phil Coke, at least not before three runs had scored in the inning.

The vast majority of the Mets offense came in the form of shortstop Jose Reyes. Reyes lead off the game with a triple, he later added a single and stolen base in the third, scoring the first run of the game. In the fifth, again with two-out and no one aboard, Reyes touched up Bonderman for a second-deck home run. He finished a double shy of the cycle. (…)

Cheers for

  • Jose Reyes- We don’t get to see much of him around these parts, but Reyes is showing why the Mets fell apart last season when he was hurt. He’s just really, really good at baseball.
  • Jeremy Bonderman- Bondo was out-pitched by Dickey, but he still had a very good effort tonight. His final line shows four earned allowed, but two of those scored after he left the game.

Consider the rest of this post a general jeer for the entire Tigers offense. They weren’t very good at all.

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Tags: Detroit Tigers Jeremy Bonderman Jose Reyes New York Mets

  • Matt Snyder

    The Tigers need a shortstop… just saying.

    • Zac Snyder

      Matt, do you think the Tigers could package Ryan Raburn, Don Kelly, and Danny Worth to get Reyes? Maybe they should have kept Adam Everett to include in a deal. They’d probably have to include a bag of chips.

      • John Parent

        So long as your trying to get Jo-Jo Reyes, sure, that could work. Maybe even Dennys Reyes (though you’d want to keep the chips). Not for Jose Reyes though, not even Minaya is that dumb. If Steve Phillips were still the GM in NY, though…

        • Zac Snyder

          Jose Reyes is a stud, perhaps the closest thing we’ve seen to Rickey Henderson since Rickey Henderson.

          I love how “Would-be GMs” think they can substitute quantity for quality. One commenter on Beck’s blog suggested the Tigers try to add Ryan Raburn and Adam Everett to the Dontrelle Willis trade to get Stephen Drew.

          If Steve Phillips were still the GM it might only take an intern…

      • Matt Snyder

        Zac, good ideas. Let’s call into sports talk radio to discuss. Maybe even post it on some comments. I can’t understand why Dombrowski hasn’t called them with this trade yet. That why he’s the worst GM ever.

  • John Parent

    If there is one thing that frustrates me most about some fans it’s that they think a team will take the players you don’t want for an actual good player. “Well, I tried the trade on MLB2K10 and it worked, so obviously it’s a good trade.” Please. I guess that’s the price you pay for having a bigger site, though. We might not get many comments around here, but at least the folks who do stop by are intelligent, baseball-savvy people.

  • Chris

    Is Han-Ram going to be a free agent any time soon?

    • Zac Snyder

      Not until 2015; the last three years of his current deal will pay him $15 mil, 15.5 mil, and $16 mil.

      • John Parent

        wow. gotta think the Fish are gonna want to move that contract. Even with a new stadium I can’t see Loria wanting to pay that kind of cash to one guy, not when his whole roster usually only makes $35-40 million.

  • Bob

    We don’t need a shortstop. We have Danny Worth. Let’s play him regularly for the rest of the season and then make an informed decision as to that position. Nobody anywhere knows for sure how Worth will play over the long haul. It would take clairvoyance that nobody possesses. Let him play himself off the roster, or to a spot on the team for the next 10 years. Play him. let’s see what we have.