According to Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog, Ike Davis will be wearing uniform number 29 when he takes the field for tonight’s Major League debut against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field.
Over the years, the Mets have had many great players who donned number 29, including one of my favorite Mets of all time, Dave Magadan.
Other notables include: Danny Frisella, Mickey Lolich, Frank Viola, Masato Yoshii, Octavio Dotel and Steve Trachsel.
Oddly enough, Tobi Stoner wore number 29 while pitching in yesterday’s game against the Cardinals, and was sent back to Buffalo to make room for our new first baseman.
The Mets 4-8 start has given me a somber mood to start the season where the Mets are concerned, but today it feels like Opening Day all over again.
Here is the lineup for tonight’s game:
- Angel Pagan CF
- Luis Castillo 2B
- David Wright 3B
- Jason Bay LF
- Jeff Francoeur RF
- Ike Davis 1B
- Rod Barajas C
- Alex Cora SS
- Jon Niese P
Lets Go Mets!