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Report: Mets bringing Ike Davis back from the minors

Jul 4, 2013, 9:56 PM EDT

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Ike Davis was demoted to the minors a little less than one month ago after he hit just .161 with five home runs and 66 strikeouts in 207 plate appearances, but he has apparently convinced the Mets that he’s fixed.

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Davis will rejoin the Mets for tomorrow’s series opener against the Brewers. The 26-year-old first baseman batted .293/.424/.667 with seven home runs and a 18/17 K/BB ratio in 92 plate appearances with Triple-A Las Vegas. He homered in each of his last two games.

Davis got into some bad habits at the plate prior to his demotion, but he has been working on his hitting mechanics with Las Vegas manager Wally Backman and hitting coach George Greer. The numbers look pretty impressive, but you obviously have to take production in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League with a grain of salt. We’ll soon see if he made any tangible progress.

  1. dondada10 - Jul 4, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Who’s going down? Satin? Valdespin?

    • dohpey28 - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:45 AM

      They’ve been carrying Gonzales German as an extra pitcher for the last few days he will be the one going down.

  2. flamethrower101 - Jul 4, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    This is one of those things that could go either way: he could either light up the world like a Christmas tree or diarrhea everywhere.

    • jcmeyer10 - Jul 5, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      You’ll know it’s going bad when he diarrhea’s on the Christmas tree.

  3. twayward - Jul 5, 2013 at 5:36 AM

    Mets have 13 pitchers on the roster. So I would imagine one of them would be sent down. When was the last time Gonzalez Germen took the mound? He seems to be a likely candidate to be sent down, doesn’t he?

  4. sdelmonte - Jul 5, 2013 at 5:39 AM

    I guess they figure he will only start to regress if he stays there longer, wilting in the Vegas heat and losing confidence again. But with Josh Satin playing well, I wonder if this is the best move. Then again, no one expects Satin to keep it up for long.

  5. Old Gator - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    Wall-lee!
    Wall-lee!
    WALL-LEE!

  6. mrznyc - Jul 5, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    The Mets have someone at 1B hitting .353 so now is the perfect time to get him out of the lineup.
    Sell, Fred, sell!!!

    • chill1184 - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:03 AM

      Anyone who looks at the game objectively knows that Satin will not keep this pace up. Teams will eventually figure him out and at the same time the Mets need to figure out what they have in Davis

  7. RickyB - Jul 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Most people on this blog probably don’t know who George Greer is, but he knows hitting. College head coach at my alma mater for several years (prior to my arrival) before taking over at Wake Forest. ALWAYS got the most from his hitters. Between Backman and Greer, I’m going to say Greer had more of an influence on Davis’ hitting.

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