Ike Davis starting to get hot, getting on base a lot

Posted: August 12, 2013 in News, Opinion
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By Steven InmanimagesCADQ3WP8

Ike Davis has been getting hot and has been on base 23 of his last 35 times. Ike Davis hasn’t gotten a first pitch fastball in what seems like years but he has been getting ahead of counts.

Pitchers seem to throw him breaking ball after breaking ball and the difference between Ike pre-demotion and now is he isn’t swinging at balls out of the strike zone. This results in Ike being ahead of the count seemingly every time he is at the plate since his early July promotion.

Ike still hasn’t shown the power the Mets will eventually need from him and has 9 RBI’s in his last 35 games. It has been slow progress for Davis but he still is clearly a piece of the Mets future plans.

Davis is batting .500 with 14 walks, 10 hits — including five doubles — and a .706 OBP in 10 games this August

Over the weekend in Arizona Ike Davis got on base 11 of 13 times and raised his average over .200 for the first time all year. He no longer has the lowest Batting average in the league. That dubious honor goes to the Braves B.J. Upton who is on the first year of a five year $75 million dollar contract.

It would make the Mets feel a whole lot better if Davis can get hot these last six weeks going into an offseason where he will get a raise in arbitration once again.

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