One of the more intriguing storylines for the Mets’ last year was the up and down season Ike Davis had to endure.
It was a tale of two halves for Davis, for Davis was the Mets’ version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Davis, while overcoming an ankle injury he sustained in 2011 and then battling a bout of valley fever just prior to the start of the 2012 season, got off to a miserable start. And miserable is putting it nicely.
On June 8, Davis had an awful .158/.234/.273 slash line and an atrocious .507 OPS, which is a mark more reserved for backup middle infielders. On that date, Davis also had just five home runs and 21 RBI’s. Everyone felt Davis had lost his confidence and with his ongoing bout with valley fever, the sure answer to eventually get him going again was to demote him to Buffalo. But for whatever reason, Mets’ management took a hard stance and let Davis fix out his problems up in the big leagues.
Ultimately, Davis would snap out of his funk and end his season on a high note...