Ike’s Ticket To Buffalo Cancelled, Will Stay With Mets
Added by Eddie Utley on May 25, 2012.
The Mets have decided to keep Ike Davis up with the big club as he works through his struggles.
For weeks there have been rumblings that New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis would be heading to Buffalo to straighten himself out. Though it’s mainly been blogs and reporters until Terry Collins suggested it last week.
The Mets have decided that Ike will stay with the big club and continue to hurt the lineup until he figures it out.
To Ike’s credit, he has hit the ball hard when he makes contact. I don’t go by all those new ridiculous stats, I actually still believe that baseball is played on the field. He has put a lot of balls in play (BABIP), just right at people. The problem I see now is that they keep trying to find matchups for him. If he’s going to break out of this then you can’t be playing matchups. He has to hit against lefties and righties unless you’re trying to make him a platoon player.
Last night, after the vote of confidence, Ike came out and lashed an RBI single, so maybe it was a weight off his shoulders. It’s also been said he is getting much more aggressive in batting practice. But, even Jason Bay has looked good in batting practice.
Hopefully Ike can work it out. He’s still a gold glove first baseman and a good clubhouse presence. They just need him hitting.