Reyes OK after colliding with Utley

Reyes OK after colliding with Utley

PHILADELPHIA -- Mets shortstop Jose Reyes collided with Phillies second baseman Chase Utley on a stolen base attempt in the top of the third inning, but stayed in Friday's game at Citizens Bank Park.

Reyes managed to steal his second base of the season, but jammed his head into Utley's left knee with a headfirst slide and appeared to be a bit woozy.

After a few minutes with the trainer, Reyes remained in the game and wound up scoring on an RBI triple to center field by David Wright, giving the Mets a two-run lead and eventually a 6-4 victory.

"He was disoriented and dazed," Mets manager Willie Randolph said. "I told him, 'Talk to me.' He wasn't responding. I said, 'Jog a few steps, or I'm going to take you out.' He said, 'No, no, no, you can't do that.'"

Reyes -- who missed a pair of games last week with a strained left hamstring -- said he needed a few minutes to gather himself.

"I went into space for a little bit," Reyes said.

Utley was glad to see Reyes remain in the game.

"He was out of it a little bit," Utley said. "I didn't know what happened. Nobody wants to see a guy hurting like that. Fortunately, he's OK."

Andy Jasner is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.