clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

NL East Notes: Reyes’ speed, A-Rod

The latest news from around the National League East.

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

One of things that the 2016 New York Mets have lacked for most of the season is speed, with a lot of station-to-station hitting. When the Mets brought in Jose Reyes, the hopes were that he would bring that speed element to the top of the lineup.

An injury has kept him off the field, but in his first two games back from the disabled list, Reyes’ speed has resulted in two runs.

More from around the National League East:

  • No Giancarlo Stanton, no problem? The Miami Marlins might consider bringing in Alex Rodriguez.
  • Ramon Osuna shared with Talking Chop insight into his first season of professional baseball, including all the adjustments he has had to make during this season.
  • Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez has taken advantage of his opportunity as being the closer this season.
  • After having a lot of injuries in 2015, the Washington Nationals changed their medical approach. It mainly involves a proactive approach to make sure the Nationals can keep their players on the field, after have 1300 disabled list days combined from core players last season.

Standings ‘as of writing’:

Washington 69-47 — GB

Miami 61-56 8.5 GB

NY Mets 59-58 10.5 GB

Philadelphia 14.5 GB

Atlanta 44-74 26.0 GB