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Ike Davis is tied for fifth in the National League with 20 RBI in June and is batting .267 (20-75) with five home runs, two behind the NL lead, this month.
Since June 9th, Davis is batting .353 (18-51) and has five multi-RBI contests during that stretch. His last seven hits have all been for extra-bases.
Yesterday against the Cubs, Ike had his first career game with yhree extra-base hits. The once-struggling first baseman has also been getting it done in the clutch and has 12 hits in his last 27 at-bats with runners in scoring position.
Ike is making better contact and has stopped chasing those outside pitches while driving anything inside and over the middle. Most importantly, he’s seeing more pitches in the strike zone because he’s become more selective at the plate. He’s also playing with a chip on his shoulder and is a man on a mission.
There’s a good chance that he’s put his struggles behind him, and with a big second half Davis could still finish this season with close to 100...
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New York Mets fans had a lot of concerns coming into the 2012 season, but Ike Davis batting over .200 probably wasn’t one of them. However, after Davis started the season 0-16 through his first five games he’s had to battle mightily to do just that. If his .185 batting average in April was frustrating, his .154 average in May was enough to drive...
During the New York Mets 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers last night, right-hander Chris Young tossed 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, en route to his second victory of the 2012 season:
Young retired the first nine batters he faced — striking out three — before hitting his only rough patch of the game in the bottom half of the fourth. After three-straight...
Your 2012 Brooklyn Cyclones (click any photo to embiggen)
On Tuesday I spent the day and night meeting up with the Brooklyn Cyclones who were in Hudson Valley to play the Renegades.
I came, I saw, I left. I even beat the crowd out of the stadium parking lot without running anyone down as they scurried for their cars. The game may have left the home crowd thrilled and elated, but...
The trading deadline is just over a month away and the New York Mets are in a unique position as buyers. The team's good first half and addition of the second wild card to the playoff format makes it more likely the Mets will have a chance to clinch a playoff spot. The problem, however, is that the second playoff spot opens up the race to a lot of teams, creating...
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Hey, it’s been a rough week for the Mets and guess what, they’re still right in the mix. This team has been fighting all season, and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon. The Mets will hopefully be buyers at the trade deadline, and we must remember that Mike Baxter is going to join this club again this season (which is kind of like...
Over his six year tenure as general manager of the New York Mets, Omar Minaya made hundreds of acquisitions. Hours of going over stats, phone calls with scouts, negotiations with agents, all in an effort to put the best possible 25 players on the field come Opening Day. Minaya had made some oustanding acquisitions over the years, others; not so great. R.A. Dickey was definitely one...
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MURPHY: Homers twice.
Slides often end this way, with the Mets taking out their frustration of the last four days with a 17-1 mauling of the Cubs this afternoon. Daniel Murphy, who hadn’t homered since last July, went over the ivy twice to back the solid pitching of Jon Niese.
You can’t call this a turnaround game unless they reel off a few more, but it was a good start heading...
According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, the Mets are actively looking for bullpen help and have inquired about Padres RHP Huston Street,
This comes a couple of days after Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, who first reported the Mets were going to contact the San Diego Padres to inquire about Huston Street and also consider other candidates like Grant Balfour and Brett...
“You are what your record says you are.”
– Former New York Football Giants coach Bill Parcells, 2005
“Those were the real Mets.”
– Cubs manager Leo Durocher after a Chicago win, June 1969
“I’m afraid we’re starting to see the real team peek out.”
– Vince, a Met fan friend of mine, this morning.
There is nothing as schizoid as a .500 team. They’ll either...
LOS ANGELES -- R.A. Dickey needed little run support on Friday night but the New York Mets provided it anyway, drubbing the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 at Dodger Stadium for their third straight win. Dickey (12-1) pitched eight scoreless innings and allowed just three hits to become the first pitcher in the major leagues with 12 wins. Dickey walked one and struck out 10, the fifth...
R.A. Dickey allowed three hits over eight innings to become the
major leagues' first 12-game winner, Daniel Murphy drove in five
runs and the New York Mets sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to their
season-worst sixth straight loss with an 9-0 victory Saturday