The Mets Send 3 Back To The Minors Including Ike Davis
Well Met fans the pain of watching Ike Davis flail away at breaking pitches has come to an end. For now. Davis was sent to the minor leagues by the Mest on Monday to hopefully find his hitting stroke again.
Also sent back to the minors were relief pitcher Robert Carson and outfielder Mike Baxter. The Mets called up 3 players and next week they plan on bringing up starting pitcher phenom Zack Wheeler who will start next week at Atlanta. Called back up to the majors were outfielder Collin Cowgill, pitcher Josh Edgin, and 2nd basemen Josh Satin who has had a brief cup of coffee with the Mets previously.
The Mets plan on moving Daniel Murphy to 1st base and have Jordanny Valdespin play more at 2nd base. Of course a few more losses and that could change fast.
Back to Davis. What a disaster this year has been. The Mets had hoped he would come out of his 1st half funk like last season when he started out poorly then had a solid 2nd half but Davis has shown no signs that is coming again.
Davis was kitting a scant .161 with 66 strike outs in only 188 at bats. he had but 5 home runs and 16 RBI. His slugging percentage was a paltry .258. He was so bad the Mets even dropped him to 8th in the order. The Mets had stuck with Davis even though he was lost at the plate hoping for the Ike of the 2nd half of 2012. Yet with every at bat he seemed to fall even further into this funk and couldn't get out.
Last year Davis started out horribly as well. Part of that was blamed on Valley Fever that Davis contracted during the off season of 2011. Davis lives in the Phoenix metro area and Valley Fever is a dirt borne disease that can kill, especially animals.
Davis did come out of his slumber last season but this season has been awful for him and worse for Met fans taking to booing him he looked so putrid at the plate.