Found August 26, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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NEW YORK -- Ike Davis watched the ball fly out to right, getting nervous as it hit the top of the wall before bouncing over for a game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth. Davis' second home run of the game gave the Mets a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday, as New York answered Houston's ninth-inning run with one of its own. After the game, Davis acknowledged with a smile he was "scared I'd look like a fool" if the ball didn't go out as he had started his home-run trot. In the bigger picture, the Mets have to hope they aren't counting on something happening prematurely. Before Sunday's game, general manager Sandy Alderson told season-ticket holders he expected to see All-Stars David Wright and R.A. Dickey stay with the Mets for the long-term, even beyond next year when the club holds options on both of them. Both players on the 59-69 Mets were not as committal, saying playing on a winning team would be a factor in their decis...
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