Showing posts with label Slumping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Slumping. Show all posts

Friday, May 25, 2012

Ike Davis will work out his slump in Majors

According to the NY Times, The Mets have reassured first baseman Ike Davis that he will remain in the major leagues while he fights through a season-long hitting slump.

Five days after Manager Terry Collins said “nothing is etched in stone” regarding Davis’s position with the team, the two sat down before the team’s flight out of Pittsburgh on Wednesday to let him know there were no plans to send him to the minor leagues.

“We thought one of the things we’d do is say we believe in him,” Collins said Thursday before the Mets hosted the San Diego Padres. “Last night was just an opportunity for us to say, ‘Relax; you’re on the club.’”

Davis, 25, was hitting .159 with a .213 on-base percentage — both figures ranked second lowest in baseball among hitters eligible for the batting title — with only 9 extra-base hits and 15 runs batted in, to go with 44 strikeouts in 145 at-bats.

He has been dropped in the order, been given days off and reconfigured his stance multiple times, and still nothing has snapped him out of his malaise.

Collins said he hoped the recent show of faith would help him clear his head.

“This game’s all about confidence,” said Collins, who played Vinny Rottino instead of Davis at first base Thursday because a left-hander, Eric Stults, was starting for the Padres. “When you’re going through a slump like Ike is, when you lose that confidence, it wears on you.”

The Mets do not have many other options at first base and in the lineup. Three regular starters are on the disabled list, and Davis is not the only hitter currently struggling.

Outfielder Andres Torres was in the midst of a 1-for-28 stretch. Rottino, recalled from Class AAA on May 21, was 1 for 7 in four games this season.

Wednesday’s meeting was an indication that the team would give Davis additional slack to work through his issues even after Jason Bay returned from the disabled list. Bay began taking batting practice Wednesday, and Collins said he could start playing in rehabilitation games as a designated hitter early next week.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ike Davis' Performance in Pittsburgh might determine whether he will be sent down or not

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  Mets Manager Terry Collins no longer is dismissing Ike Davis to the minors as a possibility.  Terry Collins also acknowledged First basemen Ike Davis needs to pick up his performance during this road trip or that fate could befall him too.

In recent weeks, the manager steadfastly had said team brass had not even discussed such a possibility. Davis enters Sunday's game 4-for-29 in his past 10 games. He has the worst home batting average in the majors, at .065 (5-for-62).

Overall, Davis is hitting .163 with five homers and 15 RBIs.


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The Mets are going to need to clear roster spots for the returns of Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) and Jason Bay (rib), both of which may be a week to 10 days away. Lucas Duda did extensive early work back at first base during the last homestand.

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