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Ike Davis is as confused about the title of this post as he is with a bat in his hands.
I’m sure you’re looking at the title of this post, scratching your head and wondering what the fudge I’m talking about. Well, the Ike Davis currently playing for the Mets is not the first player named Ike Davis to suit up for a major league team. And with the way the 21st century Ike Davis is playing, the 20th century Ike Davis might soon be the better of the two Ikes.
Isaac Marion Davis (better known as Ike Davis) was a shortstop who played all or parts of three seasons for the Washington Senators and Chicago White Sox from 1919 to 1925. The 20th century Ike Davis only compiled 732 plate appearances in the big leagues, but despite his lack of power (no home runs) and low batting average (.235), he found other ways to help his team win.
After Ike Davis Version 1.0 played in eight games for the 1919 Senators and ten games for the 1924 White Sox, he was named the Pale Hose’s starting shortstop i...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
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...
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...
@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...
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...
Mike Kerwick of The Record, says it’s probably a good thing for the Mets that the Subway Series has been shortened from six games to four this season because it “brings glare” to how bad they are.
This season has become a dark hour for Mets fans – darker, if possible, than any of the past four sub-.500 seasons. There’s Matt Harvey, an every-five-days beacon of hope. And...