Reyes tripled in the 10th to spark the Mets rally, which was
capped by Cameron's single to give the Mets a 4-3 win over the
Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.
"Everybody doesn't have that type of electricity," Cameron
said. "He's one of those guys. He's back doing his thing and
hopefully we'll ride him for a little bit."
Cameron had two more hits Saturday night, setting up New York's
first run and then driving in the winner in the 10th. He has hit in
seven straight games, batting .370 over that stretch with six RBI.
His average is up to .214, nothing fancy but miles from where he
was when his slump sent his average below .200.
"You carry it over, day to day," he said. "That's baseball.
That's what it's all about. You want to continue to roll on with
confidence. I came off a long bad stretch."
Reyes rejoined the Mets from the disabled list after missing the
first 66 games of the season since straining his right hamstring in
spring training March 14.
He drove in a run in the eighth on a grounder, and when the ball
squirted past second baseman Omar Infante for an error, Reyes
hustled to second. He advanced on a fly ball and scored on Cliff
Floyd's two-out single to tie the game at 3.
"As soon as I saw it go under the second baseman, I thought
second base all the way," Reyes said.
It was the same thing when with one out in the 10th, Reyes
tripled to right-center off Craig Dingman (1-1).
"I thought triple all the way," he said. "I couldn't take the
smile off my face on third base."
Two intentional walks loaded the bases, and Reyes was forced at
the plate on pinch-hitter Shane Spencer's grounder.
But Cameron, whose ninth-inning homer won Friday night's game,
followed with a drive to the left-field warning track for a
It was a second straight disappointing loss for the Tigers.
"That's two in a row," manager Alan Trammell said. "Those are
tough. They all are to a certain degree but to lose on a walkoff
homer one night and then a comeback on a couple of mistakes. We
shot ourselves in the foot and they took advantage."
Braden Looper (2-1) struck out three in two perfect innings for
his second win in two nights.
With the Mets trailing 3-1, Karim Garcia opened the eighth with
a double and moved to third on a wild pitch by Tigers starter Jason
Reyes drove the run in with his grounder that got past Infante
for an error. Garcia scored and Reyes reached second on the play.
After Ty Wigginton flied out, Floyd singled to right against
reliever Esteban Yan, scoring Reyes to tie it at 3. Yan then
retired pinch-hitter Mike Piazza when Infante ran down his foul
popup to end the inning.
Carlos Guillen doubled home two runs in the first inning for
Detroit, and Johnson made them stand until he left in the eighth
with tightness in his right shoulder. He allowed three runs -- one
earned -- and five hits in 7 2-3 innings.
New York starter Al Leiter gave up two runs and six hits in six
The Mets got a run back in the second when they loaded the bases
with one out. Floyd was safe at the plate when Ivan Rodriguez
dropped a throw from third baseman Brandon Inge, who made a nice
stop on Eric Valent's bouncer.
Leiter then grounded into a double play, ending the inning.
The two failures with the bases loaded left New York 8-for-64
this season in that situation. They had been 6-for-60 before hits
earlier this week by Cameron and Kaz Matsui.
The Tigers added a run in the eighth on Alex Sanchez's RBI
Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal was honored before the
game for his contributions to New York's Dominican community. ...
Rodriguez was credited with a stolen base in the fourth when he was
picked off first base but beat Valent's throw to second. ... CF
Sanchez robbed Floyd of an extra-base hit, running down his long
drive in the sixth. ... Mets reliever John Franco appeared in his
1,065th game, fourth on the career list. He is five shy of Hoyt
Wilhelm. ... Mets OF Richard Hidalgo was 0-for-3 and is 0-for-7 in
two games since being acquired from Houston. ... Detroit 1B Dmitri
Young was scratched from the starting lineup because of dizziness
after being hit in the head on Friday. Young pinch-hit in the 10th
and struck out.