New York Mets first basemen Ike Davis drove in all 3 of the Mets runs yesterday, providing all the offense R.A. Dickey would need. After going 1-3 yesterday, the 25-year-old lefty is hitting .313 (15-48) with five home runs and eleven RBI over his last 15 games. That output has been good enough to raise Ike’s average, which didn’t hit the Mendoza line till July 4th, up to .226 on the season.
2012 may be somewhat of a lost season when it comes to the team’s accomplishments but from an individual standpoint it’s great to see Davis rebound. This team has a lot of gaps to fill but nobody coming into the season thought first base would be one of them. If Ike’s second half production is any indication, fans will share the same mindset heading into 2013. Davis leads all NL first basemen in homers since the All-Star break, tied for second in that category while putting up a .263 batting average.
The Mets offense hasn’t exactly been lighting it up of late (except of course when Matt Harvey is at the plate), but Ike Davis is certainly doing his part. Much like the bullpen, which has been outstanding recently, the effort is too little and too late to push the team towards any type of postseason play, but with a young player lIke Davis it’s more about what it means moving forward. Ike once again has fans believing he’s the long term answer at first base for the Mets and that in itself is a minor miracle given his first few months of the season.
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