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Ike Davis is in a walking boot, Lucas Duda’s hamstring is barking

Mar 10, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT

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Matt Ehalt reports that Ike Davis now has a walking boot on his right leg. Davis has been sidelined with right calf tightness for a week. Walking boots tend not to suggest that the matter is improving.

Between Davis’ calf and Lucas Duda’s hamstring barking, it would seem that the frontrunner for the Mets’ first base job is Ed Kranepool.

  1. chill1184 - Mar 10, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Of course….

  2. karlkolchak - Mar 10, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    So, if Duda’s hamstring is “barking,” is Davis’s calf “mooing?”

    • Old Gator - Mar 10, 2014 at 9:40 AM


    • dcarroll73 - Mar 10, 2014 at 10:14 AM

      I can go for the calf “mooing”, but then shouldn’t the hamstring be “oinking”? Oh, and let’s go Mets (and I mean that in the kindest way.)

  3. sdelmonte - Mar 10, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Nah, it’s Keith Hernandez.

    Oh, the irony.

    • Old Gator - Mar 10, 2014 at 9:41 AM

      Why? Is something wrong with Ike Davis’ nose too?


      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 10, 2014 at 11:04 AM

        Perhaps just the lack of awesome man hair under it.

  4. xdj511 - Mar 10, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    In the battle for the Mets’ starting first base job between Ike Davis and Lucas Duda, the winner so far is… the training staff! No, it’s Josh Satin!

    But Ed Kranepool is funny too. Also acceptable is Keith Hernandez.

    • Old Gator - Mar 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

      The idea of a “battle” for the Mutts’ starting first base job kinda reminds me of the expeditionary force from Grand Fenwick that Tully Bascombe led against the United States.

      • xdj511 - Mar 10, 2014 at 9:53 AM

        I kind of liken it to Arthur, King of the Britons, and his quest for the Holy Grail, armed with coconut shells instead of horses, and the holy hand grenade of Antioch.

  5. zzalapski - Mar 10, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    With Zombie Marv Throneberry as the backup.

  6. edwar288 - Mar 10, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    The Twins should explore trading Chris Parmelee or Chris Colabello to the Mets for a prospect…

  7. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 10, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    The Mets have been (rumored to be) looking for ways to keep EY2 in the lineup on a daily basis. This leaves open the possibility of moving Murphy to 1B and EY2 at 2B, or sticking him out in left.

    In other news, hurray for the Mets medical staff. Poor Jon Neise

    • xdj511 - Mar 10, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      I think that might be the best solution in the long run, having EY2 at second and Daniel Murphy at first. That takes EY2 out of the crowded outfield picture and leaves a projected starting outfield of Granderson, Lagares, and Chris Young.

      Pick either Davis or Duda and keep them for the bench. Get rid of the other. They’ve both had enough chances.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 10, 2014 at 12:38 PM

        I would say that the lineup would look much better with a 1B who could hit the ball out of the park once in a while. Duda has had a nice OBP, and was really screwed last year by never having men on base in front of him. Seriously, 15HR and 30 RBI?

      • bolweevils2 - Mar 10, 2014 at 3:07 PM

        That would be true if anyone paid any attention to RBI anymore.

  8. yahmule - Mar 10, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Hmmmmm, I wonder who could be responsible for all this bad luck. Could it be…….SATIN?!

  9. bostonboresme - Mar 10, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Why don’t they just end the debate over who plays first, trade away both players, and sign Jason Giambi.

  10. baberuthslegs - Mar 10, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Costello: Well then who’s on first?

    Abbott: Yes.

    Costello: I mean the fellow’s name.

    Abbott: Who.

    Costello: The guy on first.

    Abbott: Who.

    Costello: The first baseman.

    Abbott: Who.

    Costello: The guy playing…

    Abbott: Who is on first!

    Costello: I’m asking YOU who’s on first.

    Abbott: That’s the man’s name.

    Costello: That’s who’s name?

    Abbott: Yes.

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