Jose Reyes’ Hitting Streak Comes To An End At 26 Games

The longest hitting streak of this season has come to an end today in New York.  Jose Reyes went 0-4 against the New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey.  Reyes is now 2-16 all time against Dickey.  The consecutive game hitting streak was ended at 26 games.  Reyes will likely keep the record through the end of the 2012 season.  Reyes started this streak after the All Star break on July 13th and did not let up until Thursday the 9th of August.  The pitching of R.A. Dickey proved to be too much for Reyes.  If anyone was going to end the streak abruptly it would be the crafty knuckleballer.

Jose Reyes
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Reyes streak was the last remaining hope that Marlins fans had for any excitement this year.  The team has fallen 17 games back behind the National League East leading Washington Nationals.  The hitting streak was just starting to get major media attention and just as it was it is already over.  It was a fun ride to watch the suspense of Reyes getting hits in many of the games in late innings was energizing.  Reyes is the defending N.L. batting champion.  He is not going to win that title this year but showed that he is still a great hitter and a valuable asset to his team this year.

Where do the Marlins go from here?  Likely straight to the off season with no more major stories for the team this season.  Although there is another potential streak brewing.  The Marlins Carlos Lee has a 14 game hitting streak.  Lee will probably not reach even 20 games given his aging veteran status, but hey you never really know.

Reyes has been a great addition to this Marlins team this year.  Lucky for the fans of South Florida he will be back next season.  With any luck his success will rub off on the rest of the team and the Marlins will be the contenders they were supposed to be this year.

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4 responses to “Jose Reyes’ Hitting Streak Comes To An End At 26 Games

  1. Reyes brought about the only excitement the Marlins have had since the beginning of the season when Ozzie Guillen went off and told reporters of his praise for Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro. Turned out it alienated the largest community in South Beach and set the tone for a disappointing season..
    Nice article Justin!

    • Thanks Hank, I had hope but it all went downhill before the summer got into full swing like usual. They have always been a streaky team, unfortunately the good luck starts and ends before the all star break. I have grown used to this fact as a Marlins fan. At least its not 1998, lol.

  2. lol..yeah they have a long tradition of folding after the break. Don’t know why but it’s become a trend. They really need to get rid of Ozzie. He’s can be so distractive.

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