Found August 01, 2012 on Mets360.com:
PLAYERS: Ike DavisJohn Maine
TEAMS: New York Mets
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Since his 3-HR game, Ike Davis is 0-13 with nine strikeouts. It seems like every at-bat features a lefty pitcher with a wicked breaking ball that Davis flails at helplessly. They say that one of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while anticipating different results. Davis swinging at these big breaking sliders is not getting the job done. So let’s give him the take sign. When the at-bat ends on a pitch thrown with an 0-2 count, Davis is 1-20 with 13 strikeouts. Now, nobody looks like a superstar when batting with an 0-2 count. But what’s the worst thing that could happen if Davis just took every pitch when he found himself in this hole? He would have one fewer hit. However, it’s quite likely he would advance to a 1-2 count quite a few more times. Davis’ numbers are still not wonderful at 1-2, but his OPS rises from .295 to .394 and if nothing else you have made the pitcher work a touch harder. The big jump comes from 1-2 to 2-2. When ...
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