By Andrew Beaton (The Wall Street Journal)
NEW YORK – Matt Reynolds is the best left fielder in Mets history.
Reynolds has never made a single error playing left. His 1.000 fielding percentage is tied for the best all time.
Now it’s probably worth mentioning that Wednesday was Reynolds’s first time ever playing a professional game in the outfield. Even in the minors, he never played there. But when the Mets took the field against the Royals, out he jogged to left, giving it a go in a pivotal game against the team that beat the Mets in last year’s World Series.
Then all Reynolds did was hit the game-winning home run in the sixth inning, a solo shot to right and his first career long ball, lifting the Mets to a 4-3 victory.
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