If at the end of Spring Training, someone had told you that the day before the All-Star break that the Mets were seven games above .500 you probably would not have believed them. And if they told you the Mets would accomplish this with Ike Davis batting .205 with a .669 OPS you would have suggested that they lay off the crack pipe. Yet here we are.
It seems there are two conclusions that we can draw from this information. The first is that in baseball you just never know what is going to happen. Second, Davis is not as integral to the team’s success as we believed back in late March.
Yesterday ESPN’s Mark Simon tweeted that the “Mets are 43-26 when Davis starts and 2-13 when he doesn’t.” That seems to fly in the face of thinking that he is not integral to the team’s success. But here is a case where the numbers are very misleading. Instead, this is more like a rooster taking credit for the sunrise.
After June 5th’s game, Davis had a .160/.226/.274 mark yet the Mets were 31-25...