Found May 25, 2013 on
It was a demoralizing scene if I ever saw one.
In the bottom of the 8th inning in Friday night’s game vs. the Braves, Ike Davis struck out for the fourth time in the game while looking hopeless at the plate. Once again, Davis earned the dreaded “golden sombrero.” This was the third time this year Davis has earned that distinction. Last year, Davis accomplished that feat only once.
As he was heading back to the dugout, Davis looked like a love-crossed mope in a romance drama while staggering back to the bench in the cold as the heavy rain fell on his head. It truly painted a picture of a man so down on his luck.
With Davis now one for his last 40, the Mets only recourse these days is to finally demote him to Las Vegas. Unless Davis can, say, go 8-8 in his next two games, there is just no possible way Davis can stay up any longer and save face. The Mets, though, will likely wait until the end of the weekend before they finally pull the plug on Davis.
Once they do, hopefully Davis ca...
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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York spoke to some scouts who had this to say about Mets first baseman Ike Davis.
“Basically, you can beat him with velocity that’s up, and you can beat him with low-zone, ‘chase,’ softer breaking balls and changeups,” the scout said. “How I describe it is he has ‘in-between’ swings. And with all that excessive hand movement, once you get ahead...
With Ike Davis all, but assured of a trip to Triple-A Las Vegas, the easy part is done. The difficult part will deciding on how to replace him, in body only, at first base.
On the current roster, we already discussed some of the options available and they range from moving Lucas Duda from left field to first base, moving Daniel Murphy over to first, or giving Justin Turner significant...
Updated by HoJo on 5/25
Hitting coach Count Dave Hudgens continues to voice his strong opinion that the Mets need to stick with Ike Davis and not send him to Triple-A Las Vegas according to a report in the New York Post.
“I don’t even want to think about it, to be honest with you,” the Mets hitting coach told The Post yesterday before Davis went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts...
The Mets said they need more time to get an understanding of what’s going on with Ike Davis in order to make a decision on what to do with him
From Sandy Alderson on down these are professional baseball people with decades of experience. How can they not know Davis isn’t giving them anything; that he’s in a horrendous slump with shattered confidence?
DAVIS: One of four walks...
I want Ike to one day attempt the Strikeout Cycle. So that would be a strikeout looking, swinging, check swing strikeout & the K 2-3 putout
— Matthew Falkenbury (@dailystache) May 25, 2013
As Ike Davis continues to work his way from major part of the Mets rebuild to major pain in the ass for the team and fans, things are looking bleak for him.
The hits are just not there...
In a media market such as New York, Ike Davis of the Mets has been the topic of much conversation. As such, I am not sure how much more I can add to the conversation. At the very least, there are no emotional ties to the situation for me, so perhaps I can look at it from a calmer, less passionate perspective. The starting point of the story is that Ike Davis has nearly duplicated...
New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis struck out four times on a total pitches against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on Friday night.It is the third time that he has accomplish the feat this season. The game was suspended in the eighth-inning and will be resumed today.Davis may have an opportunity to whiff for the fifth time although manager Terry Collins may have a different...
Last season, with an Ike Davis that was as woeful as he is now, the New York Mets were still eight games above .500 on June 8. Here it is, three weeks into May, and the Mets are already ten games below .500.
That 2012 team lost 88 games, how many will this year’s version lose? Shockingly, this team, now in the third year of the Sandy Alderson era, is on pace to lose 101 games...
I know, I'm as surprised as you are. But it had to happen sooner or later just because of the law of averages. Maybe this is the jump start. Maybe not. But if you believe in snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, then surely you also believe in snatching a major league roster spot from the jaws of Las Vegas. Davis had two hits on Sunday night against the Braves, the last...
When New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis -- who came into Sunday nights game batting .147 with 54 strikeouts in 149 at-bats -- is the hero, you know it was a tough night for the Braves.
The Mets scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Braves 4-2, snapping Atlanta's winning streak at eight games. Here are Three Cuts from a mostly ugly night at Citi Field.
1. The Braves...
One of the hardest things about fantasy baseball is deciding how much weight to give a player's performance. If he is still struggling in late May, should you cut him? Can he still turn his season around?
Check out these numbers from June 1, 2012 through the end of the season:
Player A: 22 HR, .245 AVG
Player B: 27 HR, .253 AVG
Those two players were some of the most talked...
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Rick Ankiel – CF
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – LF
John Buck – C
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Ruben Tejada – SS
Shaun Marcum – RHP
The Mets have lost eight straight games at Citi Field. With 12 losses in their past 15 games overall, the Mets have fallen 12 games under .500 at this early a date for the first time...
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...
I don't intend to make every blog post about Ike Davis. I really don't. But here's what I want to discuss about Ike from Friday's suspended game:
So in the top of the eighth inning, Evan Gattis comes up for the Braves. Now if your address is 385 Under A Rock, Evan Gattis is a beast of a man. He looks like a child took the most muscular parts of every action figure...
@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...