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Jason Bay hits grand slam in first at-bat in eight days

Sep 2, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT

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The game’s most expensive defensive replacement, Jason Bay, launched a grand slam off Mark Buehrle as the Mets topped the Marlins 5-1 on Sunday.

Bay hadn’t had an at-bat since Aug. 25 before going yard against Buehrle in the first inning today. He had made four appearances since that date, all as a late-game replacement for Lucas Duda in left field.

Bay also singled today to lift his average to .160. He has a respectable seven homers in 162 at-bats this season (that’d equate to 24 homers in 550 at-bats), but they’ve come with just 17 singles and two doubles.

With the win today, the Mets recorded their first three-game sweep in Miami since 2007.

  1. Old Gator - Sep 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    You could see it coming. Apparently no one informed Buehrle that the game had started. He had been working on his gopher pitch in the boolpen, and was still working on it when Bay stepped to the plate.

  2. sdelmonte - Sep 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    And once again the Mets pen excels. We could just say that the Feesh can’t hit. But I prefer to see it as the pen finally finding its bearings. We will see what happened in
    St Louis tomorrow.

  3. chill1184 - Sep 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    You know that thing about blind squirrels?

  4. dalucks - Sep 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    I wonder if Jason Bay can hit good enough to get traded next season for a few good prospects. As a Mets fan, that would be a good way for Jason Bay to end his Mets career.

  5. exibitsman - Sep 2, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    I think bay is getting his swing back. I expect 265/27/98 next year. ;-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

    • tsi431 - Sep 2, 2012 at 7:23 PM

      I sure hope that is AB’s / Walks / Strikeouts.

      As a Mets fan, I have given up hope long ago on Jason Bay.

  6. dfh3456 - Sep 2, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    We should pass him through wavers. Perhaps the Dodgers need to shore up their bench. Also tells you a lot about the defense of Lucas Duda, when the crappy defense of Jason Bay is an upgrade.

  7. keithbangedyermom - Sep 2, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    The Marlins are god-awful. Is there any reason Ozzie should not be fired?

    He singlehandedly cost them the game yesterday by pulling Johnson. What an overrated idiot.

    • Old Gator - Sep 3, 2012 at 1:28 PM

      Firing Slobbering Ozzie would be viewed as a victory for the right wing Cuban exile hardliners, the same ones who are going to take credit for bringing about, through sheer psychokinetic bile, the eventual death of Fidel Castro some time around his 100th birthday.

      I, for one, do not wish to allow them the satisfaction.

  8. spudatx - Sep 3, 2012 at 2:32 AM

    Did Bay have to check with the umpire about what to do after he hit this?

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