Jul 22, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays shortstopJose Reyes
(7) hits a home run in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at the Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Jose Reyes is among the Blue Jays’ regulars that have a pretty solid history against the New York Yankees. Since first appearing as the young shortstop for the cross-town rival New York Mets, Reyes has a career .301 average against the Yankees. This season however, his numbers are down, most likely because of lingering leg injuries that he suffered during the first part of the season.
In 28 at bats in 2014, Reyes has 7 knocks, including 2 doubles and 2 home runs. He took Masahiro Tanaka yard at the Stadium earlier this season, and perhaps admired his work a little longer than he should’ve. For the Yankees, the key to controlling Reyes, is keeping him off the basepaths, and making him hit difficult pitches. Anything in his wheelhouse will leave the yard and what doesn’t, most likely will go for extra bases in the gaps, allowing Reyes to run wild.