Running toward center field, neck craned upward, Mets shortstop Jose Reyes saw the baseball spinning behind him, and he threw both arms up at it until it looked as if he was making a shrug.
The gesture fit the Angels’ effort in a 3-0 loss to the Mets on Friday evening as well as the batted ball that would seal their demise.
Down two runs in the seventh inning with the bases loaded, Ben Revere fought a fastball inside toward the green not far past second base. It looped and spun, and Reyes gave chase.
When Reyes reached up the first time, his glove flipped the ball up as a chef flips an omelet. Then he recovered and scooped underneath to secure the catch.