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The MLB season is approximately at its halfway point, and so far, it has not been a good season for most Jewish position players.
The most accomplished active Jewish player, Ryan Braun, has been on the DL since June 10th with a bruised right thumb. This is the first ever trip to the disabled list for the five-time All-Star, and he is not expected back until after the All-Star break. In addition, Braun’s name has come up in the biogenesis scandal, and could face a lengthy suspension.
Braun is not the only high-profile Jewish player who has spent time on the disabled list this year. Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler missed about a month with a right intercostal strain, and New York Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis has had two stints on the DL, including a back injury that will require surgery and will keep him out of action for another 8-10 weeks.
Then there’s Ike Davis.
Davis had 32 home runs and 90 RBI for the New York Mets last season, but this season has been abysmal. Davis had a .141 batting average with five home runs and 16 RBI in 55 games until his demotion to AAA Las Vegas on June 10th. Although he was just recently recalled, he desperately needs to improve his hitting, as his batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage are all well below his career averages.
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When Davis was demoted, infielder Josh Satin, who is also Jewish, took his place. Due to the high number of lefties the Mets faced recently as well and an injury to Lucas Duda, Satin became the Mets’ everyday first baseman, and he has not let them down. The Hidden Hills, CA native is currently batting .353 with one home run and seven RBI in 18 games, and currently has a 10-game hitting streak. Satin has quickly become one of Mets fans’ favorite players, and has inspired the popular Twitter hashtag, #HailSatin. However, for those that don’t know or watch Mets broadcasts, the last name is actually pronounced like the fabric. Regardless, the hashtag is still amazing.
With Davis back on the roster, it seems like manager Terry Collins will inexplicably put Davis right back into the starting lineup, moving Satin to the bench. While the benching may derail his hot start, both Mets fans and Jewish baseball fans should be happy that one of their own helped make Mets baseball a lot more exciting over the past month. I hope he can continue to find success as a pinch hitter/spot starter because I love watching Jewish baseball players succeed, and because #HailSatin is too good of a hashtag to go to waste.
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Updated by Joe D. on 7/5
Based on comments made by Terry Collins Thursday and Wednesday, Ike Davis will return to the Mets and be immediately installed as the everyday first baseman.
“We’re not bringing Ike up to be a platoon player I can assure you of that.”
Wow… Not even to be considered in a platoon…
Davis batted .293 during his stint with Las Vegas and slugged seven...
The New York Mets recalled first baseman Ike Davis from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Davis, demoted on June 10 due to a poor start to the 2013 season, was batting fourth against Milwaukee on Friday night.
Davis was hitting .161 with five home runs and 16 RBIs in 55 games before being sent down. He made some mechanical adjustments during his stay in the minors and batted .293 with seven...
The average baseball fan will look at the Mets boxscore from last night and assume all is well with Ike Davis after his month long demotion to AAA Las Vegas. However, those who watched the game, including Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez, may have seen a different picture than the boxscore depicted.
The story that the boxscore will portray is this: a 3-5 effort with two RBI and...
Ike Davis and Zack Wheeler, two key, but struggling players for the New York Mets, came up big Friday night in Milwaukee. In his return from the minors, Davis had three hits, while Wheeler, who was hit hard in his previous start, settled down by throwing more fastballs.
They didn’t have great nights, but most importantly persevered. Davis still had his hitch, but it wasn’t as...
Keith Hernandez, the man whose former mustache was the inspiration behind the name of this blog, has once again given us some wonderful material to use from his time on the air.
Kevin Burkhardt was giving us another one of his riveting reports, this time on how Josh Satin reacted to being benched for Ike Davis, and Keith then gave all of us this wonderful gem.
The Mets have recalled Ike Davis from Triple-A and he will rejoin the team in Milwaukee as the Mets take on the Brewers in a three-game set. Now the question is: How long of a leash will the Mets give Davis this go-round? Earlier Terry Collins said that when Davis came back that he would not be platooned. The Brewers are slated to throw three righty starters, so it seems that...
KIRK, KIRK, KIRK, KIRK, KIRK, KIRK…
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I don’t know what to make of Terry Collins these days… His bias toward his veteran players is so blatant now that he makes no attempt whatsoever to hide it.
This is the third time in two weeks that the Mets manager felt the need to forego any praise of a big hit by catcher Anthony Recker and instead issue his soliloquy on John Buck who was ejected for arguing balls and strikes...
Tonight's #Mets Lineup:
1. Young Jr 7
2. Murphy 4
3. Wright 5
4. Davis 3
5. Kirk 9
6. Lagares 8
7. Buck 2
8. Quintanilla 6
9. Wheeler P
— Mets Family™ (@MetsFamily) July 5, 2013
Tonight's #Brewers lineup vs Mets: pic.twitter.com/p3JaNZgK6F
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 5, 2013
Ike, Buck & Kirk in the #mets lineup… More K's in their names or in their...
Chris and Jenson bring you another edition of The Mets Weekly. In this episode they recap the week that was against the Diamondbacks and Brewers while weighing in on so many other Metsian storylines ranging from our two 2013 MLB All Stars as well Minor League All Stars Wilmer Flores and Brandon Nimmo.
Of course, no weekly Mets recap of any kind would be worth its weight in salt...
With the All Star Game coming to Citi Field, it might be fun to run down Mets in All Star Game history. First up the 1960s.
Game 1 7/10 DC Stadium, Washington, DC
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