Ike Davis may have saved his hold on a major league job and saved the Mets the cost of a plane ticket to Las Vegas, with his two groundball singles last night.
Sandy Alderson was expected to meet with Terry Collins after the game to discuss Davis’ fate, a team source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
“When he came up with the bases loaded, I said, ‘If there’s anybody watching, if there’s a baseball ‘God,’ this kid needs to get a base hit,’” manager Terry Collins said after the game. “And he got it.”
Davis told reporters that an adjustment he made to his swing on Friday night is paying off. He has three hits and a walk in six plate appearances in two games since.
“After the 0-for-4, ‘not-finished’ game — I actually went 1-for-5 that game with four K’s — I hit seriously for probably two hours,” Davis said. “The next day I felt like I tore everything in my side. Right after that game, I said, ‘I can’t do this anymore. Something is going to change.’”
I was afraid