Originally posted on Around Citi  |  Last updated 6/1/13
Although the Miami Marlins defeated the New York Mets on Friday night, there was one positive sign for the Amazin’s: Ike Davis is beginning to hit his stride at the plate. Davis was faced with a possible demotion earlier this week when the Mets traveled to Yankee Stadium, but proceeded to have a two-hit night that included a two-run single that knocked Yankees starter David Phelps out of the game after only one-third of an inning. Davis sat during Thursday’s finale but saw himself back in the lineup on Friday night in Miami, batting eight to relieve some of the stress of the middle of the order. After Marlon Byrd was picked off between first and second base, Davis drove a ball to the gap for a double that would have presumably helped the Mets jump out to an early lead in the game. Although the circumstances proved to be unfortunate, the Mets getting help from a big bat in their lineup is imperative for this club’s fight for .500. Davis has now collected five hits in his last 17 at-b...
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