Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/13/13
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Looks like what I was afraid would happen is gonna happen… Terry Collins told reporters last night that he is going to reward Ike Davis for raising his average above the Mendoza Line by putting him against lefty starter beginning tonight against Hyun-jin Ryu or on Wednesday against Chris Capuano. Since his promotion, Davis’s batting average had climbed from .161 to .205. Of course what that doesn’t telly you is that Davis hasn’t homered in his last 110 plate appearances since returning from Las Vegas. Also, as one reader pointed out to me yesterday, what Ike Davis is doing right now is completely unsustainable based on his .667 BABIP in August and .414 BABIP since his promotion. In other words, luck has played a huge part in his .310 batting average and if you were to normalize it, Davis isn’t really hitting any better than he was before he got sent down. But he looks good doing it… Additionally, he has lost all semblance of the aggressive power hitter he once was and has transforme...
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