After a three week exile to Triple-A Las Vegas, Mets first baseman Ike Davis returned with a vengeance last night, piecing together a 3-for-5 performance with a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs. Davis was penciled into the cleanup spot and for all intents and purposes did his job and did it well. It was just one small step, but it was certainly a step in the right direction. All three hits were singles, but two […]
Thousands of baseball books have been published. Millions of baseball stories have been told, every one of them starts with the same basic understanding: two teams, nine innings, balls, strikes, runs, hits and errors. Along the way there are various twists and turns ending in perfect games, no hitters, walk off home runs and everything in between. No two games are the same, but many are alike. They all come back to the final out. […]
They say that every great run of success usually had its roots in a turning point. Looking at Mets history you can say we’ve had quite a few turning points – both good and bad. Gil Hodges and Tom Seaver were certainly turning points for the Mets – when they went from lovable losers to a team to be reckoned with and one that shocked the world in 1969. I always felt that the day […]
I became a Mets fan on Memorial Day 1981. My father wasn’t feeling well that day so we had to cancel our annual Memorial Day barbecue, leaving eight-year-old me to find something to do since I was home from school that day. My ill father was in bed all day, so I decided to lay back on his comfortable-beyond-words recliner and watch TV. The last person who watched the tube had left it on Channel […]
One of my fellow writers on MMO sent me a video link to the Ian Kennedy plunked his L.A. counterpart, Zack Greinke, with a high-and-tight pitch. The Dodgers’ pitcher, who fractured his collarbone in a brawl with the Padres earlier this season, was the third player hit in the tense NL West tilt. That 92-mph fastball at Greinke’s head proved to be the final straw.”>D’Backs versus Dodgers brawl last night. The bench-clearing fiasco got underway […]
Poor Ike Davis… He gets demoted to Triple-A, deservedly so, and leaves for Las Vegas without commenting on his feelings or the matter. The obviously crushed first baseman kept his head down after the game on Sunday as he emptied his locker, packed his bags and headed for the airport. SNY sent their Baseball Insider Andy Martino to Vegas and asked Davis what was going through his mind after a couple of days to let […]
Don’t look now, but Ike Davis is showing signs that he might be coming out of his season-long slump. “That’s three days in a row that Ike has hit the ball hard,” Keith Hernandez said on Sunday. Davis collected two hits and three RBIs in yesterday’s loss to the Marlins, including a mammoth 425 foot homer that saw him swing at full extension for the first time in a long while. It was good to see […]
I can fix Ike Davis. I know that you don’t believe me, but Davis can fix this if he wants to. I wrote a piece on MMN over the weekend about why I didn’t think it was the right move to demote Davis. I know I am in the small minority that thinks this, but if he makes a couple of minor mechanical adjustments he can work this out at the big league level. Look […]
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. […]
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