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Mets weren’t considering bringing Ike Davis back with Lucas Duda on DL

Jun 22, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

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ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reports that first baseman Ike Davis, recently demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas, was not in consideration to take the roster spot of Lucas Duda, placed on the disabled list with a left intercostal strain. Duda had been one of the Mets’ more productive hitters, posting a .791 OPS with 11 home runs in 269 plate appearances. The Mets promoted 27-year-old Zach Lutz.

Davis, meanwhile, had started to catch fire in the Minors. In 50 plate appearances over 11 games, Davis posted a 1.224 OPS with four home runs. Impressively, he drew 11 walks and struck out only nine times. He was demoted after posting a .500 OPS at the big league level.

  1. Old Gator - Jun 23, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    I guess Wally is still waiting for some replacement parts to arrive from the Wilpoon commissary so he can complete his repairs on Davis.

  2. mantastic54 - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:37 AM

    In 50 plate appearances he struck out ONLY 9 times?

    • dan1111 - Jun 23, 2013 at 4:48 AM

      That is slightly below the league strikeout rate, which is impressive in conjunction with taking a lot of walks. Usually high walk rates are associated with high strikeout rates (because patient hitters go deeper in counts).

      Of course, it is a small sample…

    • Francisco (FC) - Jun 23, 2013 at 4:15 PM

  3. anthonyverna - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    I also thought Vegas was a hitter’s paradise and all stats are greatly skewed towards the hitter.

  4. drone501 - Jun 23, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    camptown races all night long oh duda day

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