His lineup finally intact, Jerry Manuel said he is contemplating juggling things tonight in Los Angeles.
After last night’s game Manuel told reporters he might sit Jason Bay – which I called for a couple of days ago – Carlos Beltran and Rod Barajas.
Beltran and Barajas drove in runs last night, with the latter breaking out of a long home run drought.
Sitting Bay is deserved. He went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts last night and is hitting .111 with no RBI in his past ten games.
“Just lost,’’ is how Bay describes himself.
The offense has been horrid, scoring just seven runs in the Arizona series and 15 runs in the seven games played since the start of the second half. The Mets have lost nine of their last 12 games, scoring less than four runs in ten of them. They’ve been shut out three times.
Things won’t be getting any easier, with four games against the Dodgers, three against St. Louis and three each against the Braves and Phillies.