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Bay's bat finally showing signs of life

Three hits helped Mets on Saturday, now let's see some round-trippers, Jason

Updated: April 24, 2010, 10:29 PM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Finally, Jason Bay has joined the party.

And it couldn't have come at a better time.

The Mets couldn't wait any longer. They needed their high-priced slugger now.

Bay, the big-money free agent from Boston, had done little to nothing for the Mets through most of April. Coming into Saturday's game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, Bay was batting a paltry .230 with no home runs and just four RBIs.

That production isn't acceptable, especially for a cleanup ...

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