Originally posted on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 9/1/13
Twisting, wincing, trudging off the field ... and out of our lives for the season, and maybe for good. That was Ike Davis' night in a nutshell, a night parallel to his season and perhaps the sad punctuation to a Mets career that took a turn for the worse with the haunting words: "I should be back on Wednesday." Davis hurt himself hitting a sacrifice fly in the third inning of the Mets' 11-3 victory over the Nationals. He's probably out for the season, as the Mets seemed to fall all over themselves to announce tonight. That would of course make Davis' plate appearance, perhaps his final plate appearance as a Met, the ultimate sacrifice fly. But hey, get ready for a heaping spoonful of Lucas Duda at first base the rest of the season. (All the while Ruben Tejada is thinking "damn, how the hell is Omar Quintanilla perfectly healthy???) The Mets have now taken two straight from the Washington Nationals, who entered this series winning eight of their last nine to set themselves up for a September run at the wild card game. But good pitching performances by Dillon Gee Friday and Zack Wheeler on Saturday threaten to close the door on the Nats' hopes, or at the very least puts the Nationals in a position to finish less than three games out of the playoff game and kick themselves every winter day for losing to the Mets while they were hot. The news gets worse for the Nationals as the Mets starting pitcher on Sunday night will be Not Daisuke Matsuzaka. Then again, Ross Ohlendorf will be pitching for the Nationals and the Mets made him look like Jesus last time they faced him. But hey, Lucas Duda wasn't in the lineup he faced, and he most assuredly will be on Sunday, which is enough for me to lather myself in pig lard in excitement. Speaking of lathering, we have an update on Tsuyoshi Shinjo's post-baseball career. You have probably figured out that I'm looking for the oddities that make every Mets day a little more interesting as we trudge through September. Thanks to an out of the blue tweet with no context by Adam Rubin, we have it: "Now he's a porn star," Mets VP says about Shinjo. "He is." — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) September 1, 2013 Okay, wait a second. This team doesn't know what its own players are doing half the time, but they've got the inside track on Tsuyoshi Shinjo's porn career? Next we'll find out that Jeromy Burnitz is a pimp in Scottsdale, Brady Clark is running numbers in Vegas, and Shawn Estes is a breath odor evaluator in South America. All from this Mets VP, who apparently has enough time to look for Shinjo on adult websites because he's done such a good job doing whatever it is this particular VP does. (The Mets have 14 Vice Presidents, though I doubt the ones that are in charge of facilities or security has their finger on the pulse of Shinjo's adult entertainment career.) And speaking of fingers, Tsuyoshi Shinjo is in porn???????
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