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Reyes blast ties it at 1-1

Jose Reyes

Jose Reyes

#7 SS
New York Mets

2011 STATS

  • GM95
  • HR5

  • RBI36

  • R79

  • OBP.381

  • AVG.341

Apparently, the pre-game tutorial between Jose Reyes and hitting coach Dave Hudgens worked out well.

Reyes hit the first pitch he saw from Marlins lefty Brad Hand in the top of the third into the left field seats.

Reyes' homer - - his fifth of the season - - tied the game at 1-1.

The Mets shortstop was hitting just .267 in his last ten games entering play Tuesday, so he worked in the batting cage with Hudgens on Tuesday afternoon to correct a couple of flaws the Mets identified in recent days. Manager Terry Collins said the flaws were causing Reyes to hit the ball in the air.

"We've picked up a couple things that Jose's doing," Collins said. "It has nothing to do with fatigue."