Reporting Tim Kephart
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – While the Miami Marlins have been relegated to the back pages of sports sections thanks to football being back; the Fish do have one player who is making noise with a hitting streak that’s now reached 25 games.
Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes has come alive in the last month and is currently in the middle of the third-longest hitting streak in Miami Marlins history. He extended the streak to 25 games Tuesday night by going 1-4 against the New York Mets.
For the season, Reyes is hitting .287 with seven home runs and 30 RBI’s to go along with 27 stolen bases. During the last ten games, Reyes has raised his batting average 12 points thanks to hitting .409 during that time frame.
Reyes is also playing through some pain during his hitting streak. According to the Palm Beach Post, Reyes jammed his hand last Friday night while batting against Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals.
According to the Post, Reyes said the hand hurts worst when he bats from the right side, especially on inside pitches.
In case you were wondering, Reyes can tie Emilio Bonifacio for the second longest hitting streak in Marlins history if he gets a hit Wednesday night. The longest Marlins hitting streak belongs to Luis Castillo who hit safely in 35 straight games in 2002.
According to the Post, Reyes is the first reigning National League batting champion with a hitting streak of at least 25 games since Rogers Hornsby hit in 33 straight games way back in 1922.
The all-time hitting streak record still belongs to Joe Dimaggio, who hit safely in 56 straight games. The National League record hitting streak is 44 games and belongs to Pete Rose.