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Ike Davis has quietly turned things around in a big way

Sep 6, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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Ike Davis had an absolutely brutal start to the season, hitting .167 with a .533 OPS and 59 strikeouts in 58 games through June 10.

When you’re that bad for that long to begin the year it’s almost impossible for your overall numbers to avoid looking ugly, but Davis has given it a helluva run.

Davis smacked his 26th homer yesterday and is now hitting .267 with 20 homers, 15 doubles, and a .906 OPS in 72 games since June 11. During that time his .573 slugging percentage ranks fifth in the National League and Ryan Braun and Jason Kubel are the only NL hitters with more homers.

His season totals still aren’t pretty, with a .224 batting average, .299 on-base percentage, .451 slugging percentage, and .750 OPS, but Davis’ performance over the past two-and-a-half months is very impressive and pretty damn remarkable considering how awful he was for the first two-and-a-half months.

  1. redguy12588 - Sep 6, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Good for him,

    Pedro Alvarez has had a similar season turnaround, but I don’t see anyone writing about it, *cough cough*

    • cmutimmah - Sep 6, 2012 at 12:48 PM

      Perdo Alverez also has done it all against Right Handed Pitchers… and is brutal against Lefties… he’s an ideal platoon player. And his defense is brutal expecially considering that at one time he was a shortstop!

      • redguy12588 - Sep 6, 2012 at 12:52 PM

        ya, pedro used to be a shortstop…when he was ten.

  2. exibitsman - Sep 6, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    I knew Ike was going to turn it around
    Watch out next year Ike is going to have
    a M.V. P type of year. 335/40/130 in 2013.

  3. sdelmonte - Sep 6, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    I recall hearing him say that he made an adjustment to his stance. Would be nice if it’s just that simple.

  4. dondada10 - Sep 6, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    What people forget is that Ike missed the last 130 or so games last season, and then contracted Vally Fever in the Spring.

    Kudos to the Mets for sticking with him. They were actually in contention while Ike was stinking it up.

    • jarathen - Sep 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

      Valley Fever really seems to have an intangible but real effect for months after the diagnosis.

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