Jason Bay has been starting to break out for a few games. He’s been hitting the ball well but still hadn’t shown any real power. Until tonight. Bay was 2 for 2 with 2 homers. He was totally on the ball. It’s exactly what we’ve been expecting from him for the past seven weeks.
K-Rod made things interesting in the ninth. After Ryota Igarashi returned from the disabled list with a stinker. He allowed 2 hits and a walk before he needed help. K-Rod gave up two hits also and faced A-Rod as the winning run. It was a long at-bat and really tense but K-Rod got the strikeout to win the game. It shouldn’t have been that tight but a win is a win.
It’s a very nice series win for the Mets and may just keep the pink slip away from Jerry Manuel for a while.