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The Ike Davis nightmare continues

May 24, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

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Ike Davis entered tonight’s series opener against the Braves hitting .147 with a .481 OPS. The first baseman has heard rumors of a possible demotion to Triple-A amid an avalanche of criticism. He did nothing to alleviate concerns as he earned the illustrious golden sombrero, striking out four times tonight. As ESPN Stats & Info notes, it is his third golden sombrero of the season which puts him in interesting company:

Davis has exactly one hit in his last 42 trips to the plate — a single to center against Edwin Jackson of the Cubs on May 17.

  1. flamethrower101 - May 24, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Yet the Mets continue to stick with him. That alone basically sums up this organization in the past half-decade.

  2. duckthefodgers - May 24, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Nightmare or reality?

  3. bigmeechy74 - May 25, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    In case anyone hasn’t noticed, The anthony rizzo nightmare has just begun. He has been absolutely dreadful since he signed that extension.

  4. Old Gator - May 25, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Davis needs a change of scene. How about curling?

    • mashoaf - May 25, 2013 at 5:01 AM

      I’ve heard the Mariners need a new first baseman/ DH.

      • jcmeyer10 - May 25, 2013 at 7:33 AM

        Plus, he’ll never face any criticism because no one will see the games!

      • Old Gator - May 25, 2013 at 8:25 AM

        True – and now, all the seats on the north side of the stadium will be empty. Both fans went into the river yesterday.

  5. mississippimusicman - May 25, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    The game still has an inning to go, too – it was suspended after 8, tied 5-5. If it goes to extras, we could see what, 7, maybe 8 strikeouts total out of Davis?

    • duckthefodgers - May 25, 2013 at 12:24 AM

      Platinum sombrero?

      • mazblast - May 25, 2013 at 12:47 AM

        Marty Brenneman and the late Joe Nuxhall had this stock routine on Reds broadcasts for years–

        Marty: What’s striking out four times in a game?
        Joe: The golden sombrero
        M: What’s five in a game?
        J: The diamond tiara
        M: What’s six?
        J: Bus ticket

        No matter how many times you heard it, you had to laugh.

  6. twayward - May 25, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    because the mets are so terrible (a .300 team when Matt Harvey does not start) is exactly the reason Ike is being giving a chance to work it out in the majors. Willie McCovey in his prime could walk through the citi field gates tomorrow and the mets still would be a subpar team. let’s not forget, Ike hit 20 homers after the all-star break last season. if he doesn’t rediscover that form this season, he won’t be the mets opening day 1B in 2014.

  7. markovellidadon - May 25, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    With numbers like those it seems like he’d fit right in the dodgers line-up.

    • jcmeyer10 - May 25, 2013 at 7:36 AM

      Only if he is being paid more than 100 million dollars.

  8. tuberippin - May 25, 2013 at 2:27 AM

    When Jeff Francoeur is posting better numbers across the board than you, you know there’s a major problem at hand.

    Ike Davis might as well be three feet tall (Eddie Gaedel style) and holding a golf club out there with how he looks at the plate.

  9. theskinsman - May 25, 2013 at 3:45 AM

    Ike probably switches teams when the Yanks come to Citi, and hits .330 the rest of the season.

  10. aceshigh11 - May 25, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    AAA?? Send this guy to Single-A with the way he’s performing.

    My Dad’s a die-hard Mets fan who just turned 70 last week. For the sake of his blood pressure, PLEASE get this guy out of the lineup.

  11. drubeatz - May 25, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    He’s clearly a joke. Time to throw in the damn towel!!!

  12. thomas844 - May 25, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Votto’s OBP is higher than Davis’s OPS.

  13. eightyraw - May 25, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    This appears to be the second promising MLB career lost to Valley Fever.

  14. yousuxxors - May 26, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    he seems to be swinging at anything hoping he gets a hit

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