SAN FRANCISCO -- Jason Bay was not in the starting lineup Tuesday night after one of his most productive games of the season on Monday night. But it wasn't a production issue. It was an injury.
Bay fouled a ball off his left calf while going 1-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored in Monday night's 8-7, 10-inning win. The hit was a single that snapped an 0-for-23 skid.
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Bay did pinch hit in the ninth Tuesday night and grounded to third for the final out in the Mets' 4-1 loss.
Terry Collins said Bay would have started had he been healthy. The original plan was to play Scott Hairston in centerfield in place of Andres Torres, who will be out at least a few days with a jammed right thumb also suffered on Monday night.
Torres was injured when he collided with pitcher Madison Bumgarner on a play at first base. X-rays taken Monday night were negative.
With Bay and Torres out, Collins started Hairston in left, Jordany Valdespin in center and Mike Baxter in right.
Wright takes a break
David Wright was given the option of not starting Tuesday night or Wednesday night and chose Tuesday night. It isn't hard to see why. Wright is 2-for-20 (.100) with 12 strikeouts lifetime against Tim Lincecum, including being called out as a pinch hitter last night. He's 9-for-21 (.429) vs. Wednesday night's starter, Matt Cain.
Collins continues to be pleased with rookie Josh Edgin, who earned his first big-league win on Monday night.
Frank Francisco struck out the side in one inning of relief in a rehab outing for Double-A Binghamton.