The Kingman crew was at Citi Field today for the last game of 2011. We took the kids out of school and took a day off to officially say goodbye to summer...and possibly to Jose Reyes.
Jose entered the day with a .3358 batting average, just barely ahead of Braun. Here is Jose's last leadoff at-bat of 2011 (and maybe his Met career):
A few seconds after I stopped recording, Jose was pulled out of the game. He was now hitting .337; Braun will need to go 3-4 to claim the NL batting crown. Reyes rushed off the field and put his fate into someone else's hands.
Should Reyes have remained in the game? I think so. I don't begrudge the guy for wanting to win the title but it would have been nice to earn it, not back into it. I get the feeling his Met career is over. I hope I'm wrong. What do you think?