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Ike Davis is slumping in Pittsburgh now too

Jun 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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Ike Davis played his way off the Mets with long slumps and poor overall production, and now the Pirates are experiencing that same thing from the 27-year-old first baseman.

Davis got off to a nice start after being traded to Pittsburgh in mid-April, but before homering last night he was in the midst of a 0-for-20 slump that has dragged his batting average down to .252 and his slugging percentage down to .385.

Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that manager Clint Hurdle is thinking about benching Davis, at least temporarily, in order to give Gaby Sanchez more action at first base. Sanchez is a .258 career hitter with a lifetime .757 OPS. In other words: The honeymoon is over.

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  1. drewsylvania - Jun 10, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Sanchez isn’t the answer against righties.

    • rawstalk - Jun 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

      Sanchez hasn’t hit righties well at all historically (last 3 years via ESPN)

      By Breakdown
      AB
      R
      H
      2B
      3B
      HR
      RBI
      BB
      HBP
      SO
      SB
      CS
      AVG
      OBP
      SLG
      OPS

      vs. Left
      327
      47
      95
      24
      0
      12
      46
      60
      4
      53
      1
      1
      0.291
      0.405
      0.474
      0.879

      vs. Right
      808
      84
      189
      45
      0
      21
      98
      83
      7
      151
      4
      0
      0.234
      0.306
      0.368
      0.674

      • rawstalk - Jun 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

        Dammit.

      • jwbiii - Jun 10, 2014 at 12:54 PM
        By Breakdown
        AB    R   H   2B   HR   RBI   BB   HBP   SO   AVG   OBP   SLG   OPS
        vs. Left
        327  47  95   24   12    46   60     4   53  .291  .405  .474  .879
        vs. Right
        808  84 189   45   21    98   83     7  151  .234  .306  .368  .674
  2. davecerotops - Jun 10, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    He hit a homer last night

    • Old Gator - Jun 10, 2014 at 11:16 AM

      Dave, I have bad news for your pedigree: that so-called “nest of the Protoceratops” Roy Chapman Andrews discovered in the Gobi Desert in 1923 now turns out to be a nest of Oviraptor eggs. Your distant cousins have had their fifteen minutes of fame. For what it’s worth, though, Andrews may have discovered that dinosaurs laid eggs, but he couldn’t determine which came first.

      Best thing to do about Ike Davis is to trade him to Atlanta, and let them platoon him orf the bench with Dan Uggla. Maybe some time at first base would do the Ugg some good.

      • Cranky Cuss - Jun 10, 2014 at 11:35 AM

        Atlanta already has an All-Star level 1B named Freddie Freeman. They won’t be playing Uggla or anyone else at that position.

      • paqza - Jun 10, 2014 at 12:01 PM

        What about that Freeman fellow? Heard he’s pretty good…

      • Old Gator - Jun 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM

        Report to administrator: failure to detect sarcasm font.

      • estamalbob - Jun 10, 2014 at 12:47 PM

        Platoon Davis and Uggla at first base when you’ve got Freddie Freeman? Didn’t think this all the way through, did you?

      • Old Gator - Jun 10, 2014 at 1:36 PM

        Didn’t read the post just before yours, did you?

      • groupofsevenrules - Jun 10, 2014 at 5:18 PM

        Gator, I think you’ve awakened the thumb harpy.

  3. paperlions - Jun 10, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Well, yeah. He’s still Ike Davis.

  4. musketmaniac - Jun 10, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    here is news for you, its the same production from first base that we had last year. Andrew Lambo had a ops of a .1000 before getting injured in AAA, That’s what you should be writing about.

  5. miguelcairo - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:52 AM

    Once Ike Davis, always Ike Davis.

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