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Assuming the Mets play tonight, Ike Davis will bat in the eighth slot. Terry Collins didn’t give a good explanation for the drop in the order, simply saying he wanted to get Marlon Byrd in the game and separate his lefty hitters. Of course, he could do that without dropping Davis.
However, the only thing lower than batting eighth is Triple-A Las Vegas, but the Mets don’t want to go there, yet. Not sure what they are waiting for as the season is already rapidly fading away. The sooner they send down Davis to work on his approach and mechanics, the sooner he has a chance to salvage this season.
Despite Davis’ insistence he needs to stay on the major league level, the only way he’ll break out of this is to go down. The pitchers are too good and the game is too quick for him at this level. Davis has proven he’s unable to hit breaking balls down and away, and until he does, that’s all he’ll get. Any pitcher who gives him anything but that should be fined.
Here’s tonight’s batting order:...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Mets had a .400 winning percentage in April and with four games remaining in May their winning percentage checks in at .390 for the month. It would be an easy conclusion to say that this is who the Mets are as a team yet the way they reached these marks is so different that it makes one wonder if that’s really the case at all.
Do you recall the Mets winning games by scores...
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As Mariano Rivera’s farewell tour continues, the best gesture any opponent has given him so far may have been tonight as the New York Mets showed the greatest closer of all-time the mound before the game. Mariano Rivera was given the ball to throw out the first pitch at Citi Field. Classy move by the Mets organization, Rivera represents the city...
In the final season of his storied career, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has pitched one of his best seasons to date. However, Tuesday night’s match-up against crosstown rival New York Mets would serve as the first major setback for the future hall of famer this season.With a 1-0 lead heading into the ninth inning, Rivera entered the game and surrendered a ground rule...
Ruben Tejada – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – LF
Marlon Byrd – RF
Rick Ankiel – CF
John Buck – C
Ike Davis – 1B
Matt Harvey – RHP
Subway Series Notes
Terry Collins told reporters today at Citi Field that he is unlikely to use Bobby Parnell tonight. Collins said, “after the game last night, I thought he might need a day...
Hear the replay of my latest appearance on Sports Talk 1240 on WGBB.
Kevin Kernan of the NY Post joins me to talk about the Mets and Yanks through Memorial Day. Hear us discuss why the Yankees haven’t energized New Yorker’s. Why is Ike Davis still in the big leagues? What is the fate of both lame duck managers?
My Sports Media Watchdog Podcast co-host, Steve Keane, breaks down...
@iked29 just doing it right there!!! That a boy
— Zack wheeler (@Wheelerpro45) May 27, 2013
One more thing. Zack Wheeler tweeted “that a boy” at Ike Davis? If I’m him I’m thinking, easy there, Vegas.
— Andy Martino (@MartinoNYDN) May 27, 2013
Ike Davis has been in a slump for as long as the baseball season has been going on. It has been rumored that Ike would be sent...
... And so, as the cold night descended upon our weary travelers, Brett, Robbie, Ichy and Pronk kept marching toward the light of day, knowing the Great Valley cannot be far... OK, first... seriously, does anyone reading this NOT believe we will be swept and embarrassed tonight by the lone franchise in sports that can run a direct timeline from Choo Choo Coleman to Ike Davis...
In a ridiculous display - the NY Mets allowed Mariano Rivera to throw out the first pitch last night. Of course, John Franco was there.
Here's the Lucas Duda walk-off single that came...
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The Big Leagues Still, let’s take this opportunity to salute one of the greatest pitchers ever.
After being showered with gifts and honors, Mariano Rivera lasted just 9 pitches in his final appearance at Citi Field. With a 1-0 lead heading into the bottom of the 9th inning of a rain delayed game, Rivera, Yankee and Mets fans all thought the same thing, GAME OVER. But Daniel Murphy blooped one the opposite way for a ground rule double, David Wright drove one up the middle...
It would be too easy to put Ike Davis on this list, but he’s likely to A) not be in the MLB much longer or B) suck every month, thus being on the list monthly. Duds also fall under two categories — the names that are supposed to produce and the players who started off hot but cooled off, whether known or lesser known. There are some big names on this list, and with the way...
Wow, what a game… What a rollercoaster of emotions… I don’t even know where to start…
The Mets just beat the Yankees 2-1 with a walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth off Mariano Rivera who gave up three straight hits without recording an out. It was the first time Rivera has blown a save without registering an out. Wow..
Matt Harvey started and pitched what I thought was...
Mariano Rivera has received some recognition from opponents as he makes his way around the league for his final season in 2013, but the Mets may have raised the bar for honors going forward.
The legendary Yankees closer was invited by Mets owner Jeff Wilpon to throw out the first pitch before Tuesday night’s Subway Series game, the last one the Yanks will be playing at Citi Field...
The Mets clinched the 2013 Subway Series with a 9-4 thumping of the Yankees. Starter David Phelps only managed one more out than Mariano Rivera had in Tuesday night's loss. It was only the third time since May 3 the Mets had scored as many as five runs in a game. Jeremy Hefner was 0-5 going into the game, including two losses to the lowly Marlins. The Mets were 0-10 in games...