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Jason Bay is coming to life

Jason Bay

New York Mets’ Jason Bay watches his home run off New York Mets pitcher Ted Lilly in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Francis Specker)


It’s hard to remember a free agent signing that led to so much buyer’s remorse so soon as Jason Bay’s has. But maybe, just maybe, Bay will be able to change some minds.

He’s off to a good start with that, hitting two homers and driving in four last night in Los Angeles. Overall he has an eight-game hitting streak in which he’s hitting .366 and in which he has driven in 12 runs. The last couple days worth of hotness has been well-timed too, coming with Jose Reyes out of the lineup and allowing the Mets to keep their mojo working.

So: Jason Bay, dead man surprisingly walking. And maybe not so dead after all.