Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/18/12
Yesterday, Terry Collins announced that Lucas Duda will play first base against left-handed pitching for the remainder of the season. That of course translates into first baseman Ike Davis riding the pine against left-handed pitching from here on in, thus becoming a platoon player at least for the rest of this season. Knowing the type of intense player Ike Davis is, you have to think he must be seething about this. He was going nuts not being able to play with that busted ankle, let alone now as he leads the team in home runs and RBI. Is this is a message form the organization to Davis that they see him mostly as a platoon guy at first base who can’t hit lefties? Or am I reading too much into this? I’m not going to give you a rant on how unfair this is to Davis, because he has sucked big time against lefties this season, on that there is now doubt. But how will he ever learn to hit them without getting reps in especially now during another meaningless September? Have they tossed th...
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