Jason Bay Hot in New York Mets' Three Spot

Double G Sports@DoubleGSportsCorrespondent IMay 24, 2010

NEW YORK - MAY 23:  Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets celebrates his two run home in the second inning against the New York Yankees on May 23, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Nick Laham/Getty Images

Back on Sunday, May 16, New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel once again moved around his lineup a little bit.

This time, Manuel slotted his left fielder, Jason Bay, into the No. 3 spot.

This move has turned out to be a good one so far.

Bay had been hitting fourth or fifth for most of the year, and his power numbers remained much lower than expected. Since being moved to the three spot, Bay has begun to heat up.

Bay has now played in seven games since the move to the three spot in the Mets lineup. In those seven games, the left fielder is batting exactly .500. He has 13 hits in 26 at-bats from his new lineup position.

This past weekend was a big reason for the successful numbers. The Yankees always seem to bring out the best in Jason Bay, and he continued to hurt them. This past weekend, Bay went 7-for-10 against the Yankees in three games.

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