ST. PETERSBURG - Outfielder Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets fouls off a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Jason Bay hurt himself diving after a ball in Citi Field. Again.
I don't watch every Mets game, so I can't make a definitive list of the all the times Jason Bay has laid out for a fly ball twisting toward the left-field foul line. But I do know the last two times I've seen that sort of thing.
That was on April 23. Runs scored, and Bay fractured a rib. He returned recently, and this is from Friday:
On the one hand, you have to appreciate the all-out effort that Bay gives. On the other hand, quit doing that, dammit.
Bay is hitting .187/.253/.373 in 75 at-bats this season, including a 2-for-25 stretch since returning from the rib injury, though he did hit a home run off Jeremy Hellickson on Thursday.