I’m not saying Ruben Tejada is better than the departed Jose Reyes.
Sure, Jose is slumping with his new team and looking at losing his leadoff spot. But we know he bounces back.
But Tejada is not stinking up the joint. He went 3-for-5 in the Mets 7-5 victory over the Rockies, keeping his average around .300. Nobody is going to complain if he stays there.
Lucas Duda had a pretty big night, too, depositing a two-run bomb into the Mets bullpen while going 2-for-4 with 4 runs batted in.
But David Wright continues to pad his franchise RBI record, adding two to his total with three hits, helping his .385 batting average.
All in all, it was a nice bounce-back win after the Friday night disaster, and a good reason to hoist the Flag of Victory.