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Jason Bay winds up 2-for-31 on road trip

New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey follows

New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey follows though with his delivery against the San Diego Padres. (Aug 5, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

SAN DIEGO -- Jason Bay went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly Sunday before getting double-switched out of the Mets' 7-3 loss to the Padres at PETCO Park.

Bay went 2-for-31 with three RBIs and 10 strikeouts on the Mets' 11-game road trip. He is batting .154 with five home runs and 11 RBIs in 130 at-bats.

If the Mets were waiting for Bay to break out on this trip to determine his future playing time, it didn't happen. They are likely to continue to start him against lefthanders -- the Marlins will start lefty Wade LeBlanc Tuesday at Citi Field -- but it's unclear whether Bay will play against righties.

"We'll look at the entire trip," manager Terry Collins said.

Bay has one more guaranteed year left on his $66-million contract. He will earn $16 million next season and has a vesting option for $17 million for 2014 if he reaches 600 plate appearances in 2013. If he doesn't, he gets a $3-million buyout. He also has a full no-trade clause.

Bay wasn't the only Mets outfielder to struggle on the trip. Jordany Valdespin, who has been getting some of Bay's playing time against righthanders, went 1-for-4 Sunday and was 5-for-31 (.161) on the trip.

Ruben Tejada (2-for-4) has a career-high 11-game hitting streak.

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