Ike Davis is still struggling. There is no going around it but something needs to change if he is to get things together and to be successful in the big leagues. In order for Ike to get things right, he needs to hit 2nd in the lineup. Hitting 2nd puts Ike right in front of David Wright. This will get him good pitches to hit and less breaking balls because guys don’t want to walk him to get to David. Batting in front of Thole, pitchers pitch him to get him out. If he is in front of Wright, pitchers will throw to him like they don’t want to throw to Wright with guys on base. This could help Ike get his season, and potentially his career back on track.
- Dillon Gee started for the Mets and went 5 2/3 good innings letting up 7 hit, 2 runs, 3 walks, and 3 strikeouts.
- Justin Turner hit a go ahead, pinch hit, 400 ft, 2 run single to give the Mets the lead in the bottom of the 8th.
- Jason Pridie went 3 for 3 with a double and 2 runs scored.
- Reyes went had 2 hits and an RBI single.
- Wright, Beltran, and Murphy each had a hit tonight.
- O’Connor, Iggy, Byrdak, and K-Rod all had scoreless outings.
For being a spot starter, and a guy who needs awhile to warm up, Dillon Gee pitched great. 5 1/3 innings and kept the Mets in the game, that is all you can ask in a situation like that.
Turner’s “single” was huge tonight. I put single in quotes because it was 400ft deep into center field. My guess is that he starts tomorrow against Kershaw.
The amazing Reyes scuffled a little on the basepaths, but in all he had another good game. He is starting to get those hits with RISP.
The bullpen was fantastic tonight, especially getting out of their own jams.
Jason Pridie continues to surprise me, he just continues to make good plays in center, and hit a little bit to the surprise of most.
Also, the Mets ended Andre Ethier’s hitting streak at 30 tonight.
Grade for the Game: A-