Reyes 'caught sleeping' on basepaths

Jose Reyes

New York Mets


Jose Reyes' red-hot streak at the plate continued on Saturday when he went 2-for-5 with an RBI in the Mets' 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. But the shortstop made two base-running gaffes that irked manager Terry Collins.

Reyes was picked off of first by Dodgers catcher Dioner Navarro to end the second inning after he laced a single off of Jon Garland.

He then singled to lead off the seventh and moved to second on a Daniel Murphy sacrifice. But Reyes, who is hitting .364 in his past 16 games, was thrown out trying to advance to third on David Wright's groundout to short -- on a ball that was hit in front of him.

"We talked about it during the game. He knows better on both counts," Collins said. "He got caught sleeping the first time. The second time, as we see a lot from a lot of these guys, he tried to create something that wasn't there. He knows better. We discussed it. You might see it again sometime, him trying to go to third on a ball like that. But I doubt you'll ever see him picked off at first base."

Said Reyes: "I have to do better than that. I thought the ball was going to be in the hole, but the shortstop was right there. But there's no reason for me to go to third. ... Hopefully it won't happen again."

RIGHT TURN: Justin Turner knew he did his job as soon as the ball left his bat. Hitting with one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth and the score tied at 2, Turner lifted a fly ball deep to center.

At the very least, Turner knew he had driven in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly. But when Matt Kemp could not come down with the ball, Jason Pridie also scored from second, giving the Mets a two-run cushion. Turner had the biggest hit of the night.

"I hadn't had an at-bat in a few days. I'd been doing some work with [hitting coach Dave Hudgens] hitting early and stuff," Turner said. "It felt good to get a fastball and not miss it."

BEATO HOPES TO THROW: Brooklyn-born reliever Pedro Beato, who was placed on the disabled list Wednesday with right elbow tendinitis, said his elbow has responded well to treatment. He hopes to throw on Monday, when the Mets begin a three-game series in Colorado.