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Jay Bruce | Outfielder | #19

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 227
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (12) / CIN
Contract: view contract details
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Jay Bruce hit a pinch-hit home run in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.
The home run, a solo shot, came in the ninth inning to make it a two-run game. It was also Bruce's 30th homer of the year but just his fifth in close to two months since joining the Mets. That cold snap has relegated him to a bench role as the club angles for a postseason berth. Perhaps Saturday's sign of life will earn him some more playing time over the season's final week-plus. Sep 25 - 1:07 AM

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Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce is not in the Mets' lineup Friday for the fifth time in the last six games.

Bruce is hitting just .174/.252/.285 since joining the Mets and the club can't afford to keep trotting him out there in hopes that he rights the ship. Michael Conforto is in right field Friday. The Mets also have Lucas Duda at first base and Kelly Johnson at second.
Sep 23 - 3:51 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce is sitting again Thursday.

Bruce was also held out of the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday, with Curtis Granderson in right field and Alejandro De Aza in center. That's the same setup Thursday night against the Phillies. Bruce did pinch-hit in Wednesday's game, striking out in the bottom of the ninth as the Mets fell 4-3 to the Braves. He's batting .175/.253/.287 in 158 plate appearances since being acquired from the Reds at the August 1 trade deadline.
Sep 22 - 3:16 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Braves.

Bruce went 0-for-3 and was taken out for a pinch-hitter in Tuesday's loss to Atlanta. He's batting just .176/.255/.289 in 157 plate appearances since the Mets acquired him from the Reds at the August 1 trade deadline. Curtis Granderson is in right field and Alejandro De Aza is in center on Wednesday versus the Braves and right-hander Ryan Weber.
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce is back in Tuesday's lineup versus the Braves.

Bruce was benched for back-to-back games in order to clear his head, but he's right back in there on Tuesday as promised. He's batting just .180/.260/.295 over 154 plate appearances since being acquired by the Mets.
Sep 20 - 3:15 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce is out of the Mets' lineup Monday.

Bruce also sat out Sunday after going 0-for-5 on Saturday. He's batting just .181/.261/.297 in 38 games since the Mets acquired him from the Reds at the August 1 trade deadline. Michael Conforto is starting in right field and hitting sixth Monday versus Braves right-hander Aaron Blair.
Sep 19 - 3:17 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Bruce is in a 1-for-14 stretch at the plate as he continues to struggle in a Mets uniform, so he's getting a day off. Curtis Granderson is in right field and Alejandro De Aza is in center Sunday.
Sep 11 - 10:35 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce is absent from the Mets starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals.

Bruce's bat has picked up a bit in recent days, but he'll still sit against right-hander Tanner Roark in favor of Michael Conforto. Curtis Granderson will slide over to right field and bat in the cleanup spot for the Mets on Saturday.
Sep 3 - 3:12 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a loss to the Marlins on Thursday.

Bruce has been coming around at the plate in recent days, going 7-for-21 with Thursday's homer. The dinger was his third as a member of the Mets and his first since August 6. Bruce has 28 homers and 88 RBI overall, batting .251/.306/.512 through 124 games.
Sep 1 - 10:58 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce is in Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.

Meanwhile, Curtis Granderson is on the bench while Alejandro De Aza will start in center field. Bruce is batting just .163/.242/.267 over 95 plate appearances since being acquired by the Mets on August 1.
Aug 30 - 3:19 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce is not in Monday's lineup against the Marlins.

Bruce is batting just .165/.245/.271 over 94 plate appearances with the Mets and manager Terry Collins thinks a mental day off will do him some good. Yoenis Cespedes, Alejandro De Aza, and Curtis Granderson will start from left to right in the outfield.
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce mostly failed in Sunday's loss to the Phillies, finishing 1-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Bruce has been a mess since coming over to the Mets at the trade deadline. In 85 at-bats with his new club, he has just two homers and six RBI. This after bopping 25 homers and driving in 80 runs with the Reds prior to the trade deadline. 2016 was shaping up to be Bruce's best season since 2013, but unless he turns it around over the next month-plus, it might be remembered mostly for the way that it ended.
Aug 28 - 5:59 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce is not in the Mets starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies.

Bruce has dealt with a right calf cramp in recent days, but has also struggled to the tune of .160/.244/.272 in 22 games with the Mets. Alejandro De Aza will draw another start and bat sixth against Jeremy Hellickson and the Phillies on Saturday.
Aug 27 - 3:23 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce (calf) went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts Friday in his return to the lineup against the Phillies.

Bruce left Wednesday’s game with a right calf cramp and was forced to sit out Thursday, but he’s feeling better now. Unfortunately, he’s still mired in a miserable slump. He’s batting just .160 (13-for-81) in 22 games since being acquired by the Mets.
Aug 26 - 10:27 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce (calf) is back in the Mets' lineup Friday.

Bruce was pulled from Wednesday's game and sat out Thursday with a right calf cramp, but he's fine. He's in right field and batting sixth versus Adam Morgan and the Phillies.
Aug 26 - 4:56 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Wilmer Flores
2Kelly Johnson
3Ty Kelly
4Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
3B1Jose Reyes
2T.J. Rivera
3Eric Campbell
4David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Alejandro De Aza
3Justin Ruggiano
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Michael Conforto
3Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Noah Syndergaard
3Steven Matz
4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Seth Lugo
7Robert Gsellman
8Rafael Montero
9Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Fernando Salas
5Jerry Blevins
6Hansel Robles
7Josh Edgin
8Sean Gilmartin
9Logan Verrett
10Gabriel Ynoa
11Josh Smoker
12Erik Goeddel
13Jenrry Mejia