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
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