Willie Randolph said Jose Reyes has a world of talent, but is still learning to play the game. A perfect example of what he meant came in the first inning when Reyes was thrown out trying to advance from second to third on a grounder to third.
Third baseman Troy Glaus forced him to retreat a step or two back toward second before throwing, which meant Reyes took off flatfooted. What Randolph will tell Reyes is that he was already in scoring position and gave away an out with Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado coming up.
SANCHEZ UPDATE: So far the early returns on Duaner Sanchez are encouraging. They call it a “stinger,’’ which is a temporary pinched nerve. An analogy is when you sit wrong and your foot falls asleep. You feel something, but it eventually goes away. That’s what happened last night with Sanchez when he felt discomfort in his shoulder in the eighth inning. The doctors poked and prodded, but couldn’t produce the pain. They sent him to NYC today for exams and we should know something today.