Jose Reyes will soon continue his MVP season with the New York Mets, but first he's making a rehab start for the Brooklyn Cyclones. The All-Star is starting at shortstop and leading off. Follow along as Andrew Lontos covers it live on behalf of Charged.fm.
This is my first time back to the Cyclones' home park since I played baseball for Jack Curran and Archbishop Molloy High School. We played Brooklyn's own Xaverian High School; current Mets' rookie reliever Pedro Beato started for them. He was coming off Tommy John Surgery and therefore was not throwing in the mid 90s as he does today. Nonetheless, yours truly got a hold of his fastball, sending it deep to right. Unfortunately, the park being on the water, the nasty wind knocked it down, crushing my opportunity to say I homered off the Queens product. I'm sure he remembers it like it was yesterday —
It's HOT in Brooklyn, but the crowd is energetic and clearly excited to see Reyes.
1st at bat: He stepped to the plate and received a tremendous ovation, but Reyes flied out to center field. He's 0-1 on the day.
Reyes fielded a routine grounder and fired a rocket to first to end the top of the 3rd inning.
Waiting to hit for the second time, Reyes is interacting with the crowd on deck. He's laughing, pointing, and seems to be having fun.
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