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Ike Davis is off to another miserable start
This is getting ridiculous.
What's the deal with Ike Davis? 2013 is the second consecutive season Davis has gotten off to a horrendous start, and it's simply killing the Mets.
The Arizona State product once again looks completely lost at the plate. Davis is batting .175 and has struck out 39 times in 114 AB this season—a terrible ratio. He has knocked in only nine runs.
Not only that, but he's a one-man rally killer with a putrid .129 average with runners in scoring position.
"Obviously, I need to perform," Davis told Marc Carig of Newsday.
That's the understatement of the year.
So what can the Mets do? Collins has dropped Davis to as low as seventh in his batting order to take some pressure off him, but that hasn't worked.
On Sunday against the Pirates, Collins reinserted the southpaw slugger into the cleanup slot to show he still has confidence in him.
Davis went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Do the Mets need to send Davis to Triple-A Las Vegas to work out his issues? It's time to seriously consider that.
It's getting late early in Queens these days.