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Ike Davis sits against lefty, world ends

Aug 13, 2010, 4:03 PM EST

Well, OK, so the world is always ending on Twitter, but this time it’s because Ike Davis is on the bench against a lefty for the second time in three days.
Tweets MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo:

Poor Ike Davis. Hitting .272 vs. lefties as a rookie, but now is basically platooning. Hessman in again tonight. #Mets

Unfortunately, most of the replies aren’t fit to be reprinted.
So, yeah, Davis is hitting .272 against lefties this season. But he’s struck out more against them, he’s hit for a lot less power and he has that average in no small part because he’s been held out aganst a lot of the better ones.
And the pitcher the Mets are facing tonight is Cole Hamels. All he’s done is hold left-handers to a .182 average, even though most of the mediocre ones sit against him. Righties are hitting .266 against him.
Sure, the Mets need to get Davis at-bats against lefties. But they haven’t quite admitted that they’re out of the race yet, and Mike Hessman is the better bet to do some damage against Hamels tonight.
Deal with it.

  1. El Bravo - Aug 13, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    I will not deal with it. I will cry and tantrum until something is changed dag nammit!!
    …seriously though, the Mets are worse than having a carbuncle on your groin.

  2. kyle s - Aug 13, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    so lefties are simultaneously hitting .182 and .266 against hamels? articles need to be proofread. deal with it.

  3. Matthew Pouliot - Aug 13, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    Whoops

  4. Benny Blanco - Aug 13, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    So much Met hatred. Where does it come from???

  5. El Bravo - Aug 13, 2010 at 5:15 PM

    It’s not hate at all. It’s reasonable expectations that I bring to the table. I expect them to implode like I expect the Royals to suck and the sun to rise on the eastern horizon. Further, go Braves!

  6. David - Aug 13, 2010 at 6:02 PM

    I always love seeing typo, grammar and other errors from sports writers. They rip players endlessly for mistakes made during a live game, when there is no chance for a do-over if something goes wrong, but in the process make lots of mistakes, that are published despite their ability to read, re-read, have editors read and re-read etc everything they put out.
    Is there a website that tracks sportswriters scoops and gems, relative to their errors and banalities? Would there be a market for it if there were?

  7. Old Gator - Aug 13, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    The Mutts wouldn’t be in the predicament if Little Herr Friedemann was their GM instead of Omar Minaya.

  8. JBerardi - Aug 13, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    Ike Davis is a first baseman hitting all of .251/.327/.433. He’ll take a platoon roll and like it.

  9. Adenzeno - Aug 13, 2010 at 10:31 PM

    It’s the crappy management/ownership.

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