The Mets got swept by the Reds this weekend at Citi Field, which you can read more about here (Friday), here (Saturday) and here (Sunday).
In case you missed it, Jason Bay was placed on the seven-day disabled list after sustaining a concussion crashing in to the left-field wall during Friday night’s game.
Justin Turner was activated from the disabled list, replacing Bay on the 25-man roster.
Matthew Cerrone: I’m still in disbelief over Bay. It happened, and I just sat silent, shaking my head. I couldn’t believe what I was watching… again. Yes, it was disgusting that some fans booed him as he walked off the field. The thing is, and this is no excuse, but I suspect they were booing the totality of his time with the Mets, not him leaving the game because of that specific injury. They were booing his .246 career average, the $30 million he’s been paid, the $20 million he’s yet to get, the lack of production and the cornucopia of injuries he’s suffered and all the time he’s missed. Again, no excuse, especially since he’s done nothing but give maximum effort and try to turn things around for him and this franchise – I mean, even on that final play, he banged his head, yet still got up to throw a strike to the cut-off man before falling flat on his back – but I think what was spewing from those fans mouths was two and half years of frustration, which was exemplified by Bay walking off the field… again. It was a terrible, embarrassing, emotionally honest moment for everyone involved, I think.
As for Bay, I hope he gets well. I fear this could be the end of his career, given his production, previous concussion and the time he could be away in recovery. I would love nothing more than to see him return and redeem himself, but seeing what has happened to others in a similar situation, it’s hard to imagine. Be well, Jason…
Also this weekend, Terry Collins said Ruben Tejada will likely begin a rehabilitation assignment today with Triple-A Buffalo, where Ronny Cedeno played all weekend, getting two hits in 11 at bats. Collins said Saturday that Cedeno could rejoin the Mets by midweek.
Lastly, the Mets will open a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles tonight at 7 pm in Citi Field, with R.A. Dickey (10-1, 2.20 ERA) taking on Jake Arrieta (3-8, 5.89 ERA).