Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Braves
Here is tonight’s Mets lineup against Braves righthander Jair Jurrjens:
Jose Reyes – SS
Justin Turner – 3B
Carlos Beltran – RF
Daniel Murphy – 1B
Angel Pagan – CF
Jason Bay – LF
Josh Thole – C
Ruben Tejada – 2B
Dillon Gee – P
It took me a minute to find Jason Bay, who was dropped to the 6-hole. Hopefully that move will take some pressure off, though I believe there is more to Bay’s hitting problems than stress.
I’ve read the theories on Jason Bay: stress, mechanics, Citi Field, vision, etc. What if it’s just a matter of his getting old very quickly? There is the theory that some athletes hit the age wall quite abruptly. I remember reading about Don Drysdale doing something like that with the Dodgers. I’m
wondering if Bay’s problems are compounded by this factor?