The Daily News reports that Jason Bay's error in the ninth inning of last night's game snapped a 263 game errorless streak Bay had going since August 17th, 2008.
Bay certainly isn't a Gold Glove fielder out in left, but he isn't a liability either. He makes the plays and is very reliable in the field. Last night was a rare exception.
With one on and one out in the ninth inning, Jay Bruce hit a ball that Bay will catch 999 time out of 1000; this just happened to be that one time.
After the play Jerry Manual came out to the mound and it looked like he was going to take Johan Santana out.
"I felt terrible," Bay said. "I had already walked over to Angel (Pagan) in center field and I was waiting for Frankie (Rodriguez) to run out of the bullpen. Then I heard everybody cheering and I looked back at the mound. They gave him (Santana) another shot. I was the first guy to pat him on the butt when it was over. He deserved to finish that game, the way he pitched to the best offense in the NL."
Manual left Santana in and he got the job done, letting Bay off the hook.
Bay had a huge two RBI single in this game to give Santana some breathing room. Bay said that if he isn't hitting home runs, then he has to drive in the runs when he can. That's why he is one this team; to bringing runs.