If you were wondering how Mets first baseman Ike Davis was doing since the team decided to re-call him from his two week exile at Triple-A Las Vegas, the short answer is – not too good.
Davis is batting .200 since his call-up and has struck-out four times in his last 12 at-bats including a critical one with runners on second and third in Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the Pirates. Davis wen’t 0-for-4 while batting cleanup.
“I’m putting the ball in play,” Davis said. “I’m not striking out as much, even though I struck out twice yesterday. I’m not too far off. We’ve faced pretty good pitching the last two days.”
Overall, the 26-year old former first-round draft pick is batting .166/.256/.251 for the season with more strikeouts (73) than hits (35) and walks (25) combined. Davis is fanning in over a third of his 211 at-bats.
The slump continues for Ike, but worse yet it has taken a toll on his defense this season. Two plays that were once routine for Davis, led two runs for the Pirates ...