Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 6/17/12

In today’s Fathers Day affair with the Cincinnati Reds, the New York Mets will once again bat Ike Davis fifth in the order behind both David Wright and Lucas Duda.

#Mets Father’s Day lineup vs. Cincinnati: Nieuwenhuis-7, Quintanilla-6, Wright-5, Duda-9, Davis-3, Murphy-4, Thole-2, Torres-8, Young-1 about 2 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite @Mets New York Mets

A little over a week ago it seemed like Ike was destined to occupy the sixth or seventh spot in the order or worse yet, was on his way to Buffalo.  The fact that the promise Davis showed in 2010 and 2011 seemed like such a distant memory goes to show how quickly opinions and support can waiver.  Fortunately for Mets fans, Ike is doing enough to once again swing the pendulum.

Photo by Michael G. Baron

Davis has a season-high seven game hitting streak going in which he is 10-20 (.500), with four runs scored, two doubles, one home run and seven RBI.  Ike also has at least one RBI in four of his last six games is tied for fourth in the majors with 12 walks this month.  He seems to be seeing the ball better at the plate and attacking hitting pitches he was missing by two feet just over a week ago.  The 25-year-old still has some work to do before reaching the Mendoza line for 2012, but after raising his average 25 points and OBP nearly 50 points just this month, he’s definitely heading in the right direction.

Ike never gave up on the season and the Mets front office and manager never gave up on him.  I’m not sure I can sit here and say the same, but I’ll be happy if he can prove that working things out in the big leagues was in fact the right way to go.  LGM!

*Notes-  In case any of you ladies were wondering…….

Ike Davis wants me to publicly state that he IS NOT on J Date! 52 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite @Givemethelefty Tim Byrdak

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