Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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Apologies for not being able to blog Tuesday night's extravaganza. My laptop had a corrupted kernel and had to be restored to factory settings. If only we could do the same for Jason Bay.

Speaking of Bay, what is this about platooning Bay so he can find some favorable matchups? We're going to play him against lefthanders? He's hitting .140 against lefties!!! Not that he's hitting much better against righties at .167, so if you're looking for a spot for Bay to play in, maybe Terry Collins should wait until the Mets face a pitcher who throws with his feet.

But this made me laugh: The notion that was discussed on Wednesday's broadcast, that the Mets would put Bay in against pitchers he's had success against. When? When he was a Pittsburgh Pirate? Oh good. Because that'll help us in 2012. That's like bringing back Tom Seaver because he had success in 1971. Bay made a pinch hitting appearance in Wednesday's game against Mike Dunn because of said "past success". Know what his numbers against Dunn were? Three for four. That's right, soak in the sweet sabremetric of past success. Three for f*cking four. Lotta good it did, as Bay pulled a Jason Bay on the first pitch and grounded to short. Can't you just smell 2009 from here?

Lotta good anyone did on Wednesday, as the Mets dropped another one to the Marlins by a score of 13-0 (an extra point short of the A.J. Duhe game). Jose Reyes batted third for the Marlins and smacked a dinger which extended his hitting streak to 26, and gave him more production out of the three hole than he had for Snoop Manuel. Now if Reyes really had a flair for the dramatic he would have done this in his first game back in New York as a Marlin. But I suppose smacking a Mets fan in the face with a home run will have to suffice in terms of dramatics.

Then, of course, came Giancarlo Stanton and his two home runs off Chris Young (who was all kinds of terrible), the second one being a frozen rope that Charlie Samuels could have hung all his stolen memorabilia on, and pretty much put the Mets away for good. Only question to be answered would be how would Garrett Olson, replacing the torn capsule of Tim Byrdak in the bullpen as the lefty specialist, would fit in to the Mets bullpen. The answer? Well he gave up four runs in five batters so I'd say he fit in quite well. Olson's ERA is 108.00, which is less than 50 points away from Jason Bay's average. Yup, another great find.

And to top it off, Frangag Frantsisk mopped up in the ninth and gave up a two run HR to Greg Dobbs. Awesome. Maybe Frantsisk should start eating some of those new Pat LaFrieda steak sandwiches in center field and bulk up again. Those new sandwiches might be the only reason to come to Citi Field, as the Mets have now lost nine in a row at Restaurant Row. There's four more games there before they go on the road again, and Josh Thole is counting the days. He's not the only one.

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