Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/23/14
As Chumbawamba once sang, "Ike gets knocked down, will he get up again?" Terry Collins has told reporters that Ike Davis will not be demoted to the minors. Instead, Davis will lose significant playing time, but will be permitted to work out his problems at the Major League level. Collins said that he will start Davis based on favorable matchups. Davis is batting .159 with a .213 on-base percentage, five home runs and 15 RBI this season, and has two hits in his last 36 at-bats. Updated by RJ Original Post 5/23 It’s no secret that Ike Davis’ hold on the everyday first baseman’s job is in serious jeopardy.  In 141 at-bats this season, Davis is the owner of a .156 batting average and .212 on-base percentage.  That’s nowhere near the production expected of a starting first baseman.  In fact, it’s more in line with R.A. Dickey’s career numbers at the plate.  (Dickey has a .189 batting average and .219 on-base percentage over 132 lifetime at-bats.) But if the Mets are going to ma...
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