The second half begins with Jose Reyes’ strained oblique a pertinent question, and all because the Mets foolishly tried to rush him back into the lineup.
After treating his thyroid issue with kid gloves, Jerry Manuel did the opposite with Reyes, letting him bat right-handed against righty pitching.
Reyes still can’t bat left-handed with confidence and the Mets should dismiss any thoughts of him playing tomorrow night at San Francisco.
In retrospect, Reyes should have been placed on the disabled list retroactive to June 30 when he was initially injured taking batting practice in Puerto Rico before the Marlins’ game.
Had they done so, he’s be ready to come back off the disabled list in time for the Giants’ series. Now, should Reyes go on the DL the clock would start on Sunday.
The Mets promised at the start of the season they would treat injuries conservatively and for the most part have done so. It’s just ridiculous they’ve played around with one of their most important players.
How come nobody other than David Wright could see that?