Final Score: Mets 5, Marlins 1
Player of the Game: Jason Bay- 2-for-4, first-inning grand slam
Goat of the Game: Scott Hairston- 0-for-4, 2 K
Jason Bay hit a grand slam. I know, I know, it sounds ridiculous, but it actually happened! The struggling Bay, who was hitting .152 coming into today’s game in Miami, had been hitting .120 since returning from a concussion in July and lost a big chunk of his playing time. Normally on days when Bay is playing I can pencil him in the “Goat of the Game” section, but the grand slam came as a huge shocker.
Bay’s grand slam was part of a five-run first inning off Mark Buehrle, who just had a rough inning. Before Bay’s home run, David Wright grounded out with Ronny Cedeno scoring on the play. After the first, the Mets were in control with the five-run lead.