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Day after giving up two homers, Jose Reyes hits two of his own

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Last night Mets infielder Jose Reyes was rushed into emergency pitching service due to an historic blowout at the hands of the Washington Nationals. He didn’t fare well, giving up two homers. One to Matt Adams, one to Mark Reynolds.

Today in what can only be described as an act of scheduling cruelty, the Mets had to face the Nats once again. As I type this the Mets are certainly losing — 5-2 — and that can’t be too terribly surprising. But Reyes has evened his personal ledger to some extent, hitting two homers of his own: a solo shot in the fifth and a second solo shot in the eighth.

Shohei Ohtani‘s career is just getting started, so it’s not out of the question that he’ll give up two homers one night and hit two the next day himself, but for now I think it’s safe to say that Reyes is in some pretty singular territory.

Tyler Anderson to undergo knee surgery

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Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that Rockies pitcher Tyler Anderson will undergo surgery on his left knee. It won’t be known until after the procedure if Anderson will be able to return at some point this season.

Anderson, 29, struggled over five starts this season, allowing 27 runs in 20 2/3 innings. He had been bothered by discomfort in his left knee since very early in the season. The Rockies demoted him to Triple-A Albuquerque earlier this month, but he hasn’t actually pitched for them due to the knee issue.

Jeff Hoffman is a candidate to take Anderson’s spot in the rotation. He has made one start in the majors this year and has otherwise pitched at Albuquerque.