Jay Bruce is much happier now that he’s not on the Mets.
On Aug. 1, Bruce seemed resigned to making the best of a bad situation. The outfielder who the Mets had shopped around for basically nine months watched the non-waiver trade deadline go by and no teams had made a deal for him. He’d thought he’d be on a team fighting its way to a World Series, but the Mets injuries and bad play now had him facing two months of playing out the stretch.
Just a week later, Bruce is back fighting for a pennant and making some history.
The outfielder hit a three-run home run on Wednesday as the Indians beat the Tigers for their historic 21st win in a row, tying the Cubs for the second longest winning streak in baseball history.
“I pretty much went from the least fun situation in baseball to the most fun,” Bruce told reporters after the Indians surpassed the 2002 Oakland A’s record of 20 consecutive wins in a 5-3 win over Detroit.
“That’s no slight to the Mets…