First Jose Reyes was in the lineup, and then he wasn’t. He still can’t hit left-handed. However, with Barry Zito going tomorrow, they are hoping Reyes will be able to play.
In a word: Stupid.
Jerry Manuel has butchered this decision unbelievably. How is it hard to figure that if he’s not good enough to bat left-handed then he’s not 100 percent.
They were lucky Reyes wasn’t seriously re-injured Sunday instead of merely aggravating the oblique. This whole scenario is absurd. They should stop listening to Reyes and say he won’t play until he’s ready. This can’t go on any longer.
Jose Reyes, as anticipated, is sitting again today, and probably won’t play until the team returns home. Alex Cora, who delivered a three-run triple last night, has been moved up in the order to second. Josh Thole gets a start today over the slumping Rod Barajas.