Jose Reyes is bringing a hot bat to this visit to Citi Field, where the New York Mets are having plenty of problems.
Reyes will try to extend his career-high hitting streak to 25 games Tuesday night and help the Miami Marlins hand the Mets an eighth straight home loss in the opener of a three-game set.
The shortstop signed a six-year, 106 million deal with Miami (49-60) in the offseason after spending his first nine seasons with New York (53-56). Reyes got off to a slow start with his new team, hitting .220 in April.
He was booed loudly at times as he went 1 for 12 in his return to Queens from April 24-26 as the Marlins were swept in a three-game set.
Reyes is a different player now, hitting .371 while scoring 18 runs during this streak - the majors' longest this year. He still has 11 games to go to tie the Marlins' franchise record of 35 games by Luis Castillo in 2002.
"Probably in the beginning, I was trying to do too much," Reyes told the Marlins' official website. "That's n...