Remembering Mets History (2017) Terry Collins Becomes the Longest Tenured Mets Manager & Jose Reyes Reaches 2000 Hit Mark
Tonight, he sent Zack Wheeler to the mound to face the Angels, Alex Meyer.
In the 5th inning, Conforto led off with a double. Jose Reyes walked & Bruce got on by an error. Neil Walker singled home Conforto & T.J. Rivera hit a sac fly to make it 4-0 Mets.
The Angels came back with a pair of runs in the 6th, knocking Zack Wheeler out of the game.
The Mets scored again in the 8th, when Lucas Duda doubled with two outs. Rene Rivera was walked intentionally, & pinch hitter, Wilmer Flores doubled to left field bringing in a two more runs. Jose Reyes topped it off with an RBI single as well, making it a 7-2 Mets lead.
Addison Reed was brought in by Terry Collins, to settle things down. But Reed walked Cameron Maybin, bringing in a run. Then he gave up a single to Kole Calhoun, to make it a 7-4 ballgame.
Mike Trout then lined out to right field but another Angel crossed the plate, making it a 7-5 game.
Collins kept Reed on the mound, even when he walked Andrelton Simmons to load up the bases again.
With nowhere else to go & with no faith in anyone else, Collins stuck with Reed. Reed reared back & struck out Danny Espinoza to end the game & win it for his manager.
Quotes- Terry Collins: "It's unbelievable to think that I've been here that long. It's a humbling experience & it's been an honor".