Schafer back in Braves’ lineup; Bay out for Mets

Jordan Schafer was back in the Atlanta Braves’ lineup two days

after he sustained a small sinus fracture fouling a bunt off his

face.

Mets slumping slugger Jason Bay is being given Sunday night off

for what manager Terry Collins says is a chance to take a ”deep

breath.” Dropped to sixth in the order Saturday, Bay went 0 for 4

to drop his average to .219. The Mets usual No. 4 or 5 hitter has

only 10 RBIs this season.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Schafer ran, rode an exercise

bike and worked in the weight room to see how he reacted to

increased exertion before being added to the lineup, batting

leadoff and playing center field. Schafer was taken to a hospital

after bloodying his face Friday.

Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones was given a scheduled night

off.