Bay May Be Benched

According to Metsblog’s Matthew Cerrone, Terry Collins suggested that Jason Bay could lose playing time to Scott Hairston — who has 4 hits in his last 6 at-bats while Bay in his last 35 at-bats is hitting .100 with 0 RBIs dipping his average to .234.

Bay commented to on his recent struggles.

“If I’m in the lineup, I’m in the lineup. If I’m not, that’s not my decision to make. I kind of felt like before the break started, things started going well. Obviously I haven’t carried that momentum, but I’m still going out there trying to get that momentum that I had. … Imagine how frustrated the fans are – you think that I enjoy it? You think I enjoy what I’m doing out there? I’m more frustrated than anybody. But I’ve got to come back and do it every single day, and I can’t get too caught up in the frustration because I gotta come back and do it everyday. You gotta keep battling”

Collins is expected to speak with Bay prior to Monday’s game.

Is benching Bay the right move or should he be allowed to play through his struggles at the plate?

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  1. 86mets July 18, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    I don’t know if it’s the right move for Bay, but it is for the Mets if they’re going to get production from Hairston. Big contract or not, if Bay isn’t producing and someone else is you simply play the better player at the time. Period.
  2. Vance July 20, 2011 at 11:52 pm
    “Is benching Bay the right move or should he be allowed to play through his struggles at the plate?”

    If I’m not mistaken, that’s what they’ve been doing since Opening Day 2010.