Sunday was supposed to be the end of Jason Bay’s opportunity to prove he can still be productive offensively. He failed to prove anything encouraging.
TC and the brain trust are going to have some discussions that probably break along these lines:
Collins wants to bench Bay. Even Torres gives the Mets a better chance to win.
Alderson hoped some productivity could create a trading partner who would take at least a few bucks on his contract but that’s not happening. I imagine as far as Sandy is concerned Bay isn’t his contract and he would gladly cut him and eat the money.
But I’m guessing ownership and the accounting dept is still holding out hope there is some value left in Bay’s bat.
Unfortunately there’s not. The concussions have taken care of that so it’s time for a change. I don’t want torres out there either I’d rather see DenDekker or another young bat get some experience.
Sorry Bay, ya gotta go.
Thole is officially in a defensive slump. For the second time this series he failed to record the out on a play at the plate. This time he was positioned improperly when the relay came from the grass behind first base.
Josh was on the 1st base side of home plate in FRONT of the dish, so when he caught it he had to stretch all the way back and was late with the tag. Had he been straddling the plate the ball would have been there in time to cut down the runner.
Harvey got banged around allowing 5 runs in 5 IP but BMF is fine with that. We still won the road trip and Harvey is so green it’s good experience for him to face some adversity.