Reyes steals home for first time
A four-time All-Star, Jose Reyes has been one of the most exciting players in the game since he broke in as a rookie with the Mets in 2003.
He’s a prototypical leadoff batter who makes things happen on the bases.
Running, obviously, is a big part of his game. It’s reflected in his career stolen base numbers.
On Wednesday night, Reyes collected his 380th career steal. For all of his steals, what he did on Wednesday was a first. Reyes stole home.
It was a part of a double steal in the fifth inning. With runners on the corners, Omar Infante took off for second. When Atlanta catcher Brian McCann’s throw to second cleared the pitcher, Reyes raced home. Infante was safe at second, and Reyes’ swipe tag at the plate easily beat the return throw from second baseman Dan Uggla.
Reyes is the first Marlin to steal home since Cody Ross did it (also as part of a double steal) on May 10, 2010 at the Cubs.
The only other current Miami player to have stolen home in his career is Austin Kearns, who did it on June 12, 2003.
The Marlins pace the Majors with 44 steals, followed by Oakland’s 38.
Miami also has the highest stolen base percentage, 86.3.
In their history, the Marlins have stolen home 11 times. Preston Wilson is the only player to do it twice.
Marlins to steal home
Jose Reyes 2012
Cody Ross 2010
Dan Uggla 2006
Reggie Abercrombine 2006
Juan Pierre 2004
Andy Fox 2002
Preston Wilson 2001
Preston Wilson 2000
Mark Kotsay 2000
Derrek Lee 1998
Gary Sheffield 1996
– Joe Frisaro