During the New York Mets 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon, first baseman Ike Davis collected his second multi-home run game of the year and fourth of his career, while sparring NY from the potential embarrassment of losing a weekend series to the lowly Houston Astros in the process:
His first solo blast came on an 0-1 offering from Astros starter, Lucas Harrell, in the bottom half of the fourth-inning. His second homer of the afternoon, which barely cleared the right field wall came in the ninth, giving the Mets their 10th last at-bat victory of the season and Davis’ second game-ending home run of his career. The 25-year-old first baseman struggled mightily over the first two months of the season, hitting a combined .170 with eight home runs. But, after finding his power in June and July — belting 15 home runs — Ike is hitting .296 (21-71) with four home runs and 10 RBI in August and is now just six homers shy of 30 while seeing his season average hit a season best, .223 in the process.
“I was so bad for so long and hitting .220 would have seemed pretty outrageous at that time but it started turning around a couple months ago. Hopefully I can continue to get better and grind out at-bats and we’ll see what happens.”
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