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Updated Post Ike Davis went 1-for-3 with a long home run of Ian Kennedy last night as the Mets beat the Padres 5-2 at Petco Park. Davis also drew two more walks, prompting a sigh from Keith Hernandez in the first inning, “Uh… nice walk.” In Davis’ defense, he took four straight pitches out of the strike zone and it was obvious Kennedy wasn’t giving him anything to hit despite walking Marlon Byrd before him. Ironically, when Kenned did throw strikes to both Byrd and Davis their next time at the plate, they torched him for back-to-back home runs. After the game, a cheerful Davis remarked, “I finally caught up to one and it felt good.” For Davis, it was his first home run since July 26 and only his second since being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas. While his slugging isn’t quite there yet, his on-base has now reached a much more respectable .326 for the season, raising it over 100 points since his return from Las Vegas on July 5. The much maligned first baseman has turned his season ...
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