Ike’s Stock Is Soaring, While Emaus’ Is Tumbling
As the calendar turned from March to April, I mentioned that in addition to the staying healthy, the Mets would need key performances at second base and first base to give the offense an added boost. Two players who were on my watch list were Ike Davis and Brad Emaus.
Davis because questions over his prolonged slumps last season made me wonder if a sophomore struggle would follow, and Emaus because he had never played in the major leagues, but whom the Mets entrusted as their everyday second baseman.
So far both players are on opposite sides of the spectrum as you can see by these Mets Profile Clips:
In last nights game against the Rockies, Davis drove in another run and scored a run. He now has an RBI in nine of the Mets first ten games, and his confidence is building.
Brad Emaus made a pinch hit appearance for the Mets last night, but struck out in his only at-bat. He continues to struggle mightily at the plate.
It’s becoming abundantly clear that Ike Davis has assumed a key role on this team as a leading run producer. He seems to thrive in a big spot and you can see his intensity and focus in every at-bat, but even moreso when the stakes are high.
As for Emaus, Collins may be losing confidence in him especially as Daniel Murphy continues to preform in his limited playing time. Emaus may have the rest of this month to try and show he belongs, otherwise the Mets may have to go to a Plan B or Plan C.
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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