Found May 26, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Starting Lineup Daniel Murphy – 2B Rick Ankiel – CF David Wright – 3B Lucas Duda – LF John Buck – C Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B Ruben Tejada – SS Shaun Marcum – RHP Game Notes The Mets have lost eight straight games at Citi Field. With 12 losses in their past 15 games overall, the Mets have fallen 12 games under .500 at this early a date for the first time since 1993. Overall, the Mets are 9-17 at Citi Field this season. The .346 winning percentage at home is the third-worst mark in the majors. Shaun Marcum ook the loss in the Mets’ 4-3 defeat to the Reds at Citi Field on May 20. He pitched 6.0 innings, allowed four runs, earned, and six hits. Struck out a season-high seven and walked one. Marcum has received a loss in his first five decisions, and five of his first six appearances with the Mets. Dillon Gee has now gone five innings or fewer in five straight starts. He’s only topped six innings on one occasion this season. Opponents are hitting .225 against Gee during the first

Ok, Ike will (likely) be gone. So, what’s next?

It was a demoralizing scene if I ever saw one. In the bottom of the 8th inning in Friday night’s game vs. the Braves, Ike Davis struck out for the fourth time in the game while looking hopeless at the plate. Once again, Davis earned the dreaded “golden sombrero.” This was the third time this year Davis has earned that distinction. Last year, Davis accomplished that feat only...

Ike Davis Needs The Minor Leagues Now

The Mets said they need more time to get an understanding of what’s going on with Ike Davis in order to make a decision on what to do with him From Sandy Alderson on down these are professional baseball people with decades of experience. How can they not know Davis isn’t giving them anything; that he’s in a horrendous slump with shattered confidence? DAVIS: One of four walks...

Can Ike Achieve The Strikeout Cycle

I want Ike to one day attempt the Strikeout Cycle. So that would be a strikeout looking, swinging, check swing strikeout & the K 2-3 putout — Matthew Falkenbury (@dailystache) May 25, 2013 As Ike Davis continues to work his way from major part of the Mets rebuild to major pain in the ass for the team and fans, things are looking bleak for him. The hits are just not there...

The Ike Davis dilemma

In a media market such as New York, Ike Davis of the Mets has been the topic of much conversation. As such, I am not sure how much more I can add to the conversation. At the very least, there are no emotional ties to the situation for me, so perhaps I can look at it from a calmer, less passionate perspective. The starting point of the story is that Ike Davis has nearly duplicated...

Ike Davis Strikes Out Four Times and the Game is Not Over

New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis struck out four times on a total pitches against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on Friday night.It is the third time that he has  accomplish the feat this season.  The game was suspended in the eighth-inning and will be resumed today.Davis may have an opportunity to whiff for the fifth time although manager Terry Collins may have a different...

Three Cuts: Mets snap Braves' winning streak at 8

When New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis -- who came into Sunday nights game batting .147 with 54 strikeouts in 149 at-bats -- is the hero, you know it was a tough night for the Braves. The Mets scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Braves 4-2, snapping Atlanta's winning streak at eight games. Here are Three Cuts from a mostly ugly night at Citi Field. 1. The Braves...

Mets still searching for identity after 48 games

The Mets had a .400 winning percentage in April and with four games remaining in May their winning percentage checks in at .390 for the month. It would be an easy conclusion to say that this is who the Mets are as a team yet the way they reached these marks is so different that it makes one wonder if that’s really the case at all. Do you recall the Mets winning games by scores...

Shorter Subway Series Reduces The Spotlight On Woeful Mets Season

Mike Kerwick of The Record, says it’s probably a good thing for the Mets that the Subway Series has been shortened from six games to four this season because it “brings glare” to how bad they are. This season has become a dark hour for Mets fans – darker, if possible, than any of the past four sub-.500 seasons. There’s Matt Harvey, an every-five-days beacon of hope. And...

Bully Mike Francesa harasses an older caller who just wanted to talk about Ike Davis' slump

'Bill from Flushing' calls Mike Francesa to discuss Ike Davis' slump. Muscles begins tormenting the gentlemen right off the bat with a mocking, "Mr. Hitch?" Before moving on to twisting Bill's words... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Andy Martino Thinks Zack Wheeler Doesn’t Tweet Properly

@iked29 just doing it right there!!! That a boy — Zack wheeler (@Wheelerpro45) May 27, 2013 One more thing. Zack Wheeler tweeted “that a boy” at Ike Davis? If I’m him I’m thinking, easy there, Vegas. — Andy Martino (@MartinoNYDN) May 27, 2013 Ike Davis has been in a slump for as long as the baseball season has been going on. It has been rumored that Ike would be sent...

Listen: Sports Talk 1240 on WGBB

Hear the replay of my latest appearance on Sports Talk 1240 on WGBB. Kevin Kernan of the NY Post joins me to talk about the Mets and Yanks through Memorial Day. Hear us discuss why the Yankees haven’t energized New Yorker’s. Why is Ike Davis still in the big leagues? What is the fate of both lame duck managers? My Sports Media Watchdog Podcast co-host, Steve Keane, breaks down...

Suspended Sombrero

I don't intend to make every blog post about Ike Davis. I really don't. But here's what I want to discuss about Ike from Friday's suspended game: So in the top of the eighth inning, Evan Gattis comes up for the Braves. Now if your address is 385 Under A Rock, Evan Gattis is a beast of a man. He looks like a child took the most muscular parts of every action figure...

#MetsTwitterRecap: Ike Saves The Day

For tonights #MetsTwitterRecap we will have @susimjk making her season debut. She enjoys a good piece of Salmon, Bobbleheads & The #Mets — Matthew Falkenbury (@dailystache) May 26, 2013 #Braves lineup vs Mutts:Andy Sizzle SSBlack Jesus RFDjustin LFFlintstone 1BDanimal 2BFat Juan 3BMelvin CFTubbo CJ-Teezy P — Fake Dan Uggla (@FakeDanUggla) May 26, 2013 #Mets Lineup 1. Murphy...
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