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For the second season in a row, Davis has gotten off to an embarrassing start to the season and he is undoubtedly one of the biggest losers of the season for the Mets.
No list of Mets losers this season is complete without Ike Davis.
Davis has been horrible this season. Before being demoted to Triple-A for the first time in three years, Davis was hitting just .161 with three doubles, five home runs, 16 RBI and a terrible 66 strikeouts in 55 games.
Davis got off to a similarly nightmarish start to 2012, but a great second-half push boosted his end-of-season stats to a solid 32 home runs and 90 RBI.
No one expected Davis to get off to this kind of start, especially since he finally recovered from a nagging ankle injury during the offseason.
But Davis may just have a case of the yips.
Being booed relentlessly by your hometown fans can deplete anyone’s confidence. Yet Davis has been phenomenal since his first day in Triple-A, perhaps because of his break from the stress and limelight of the New York media and fanbase.
In 15 games, Davis already has a superb .283/.433/.660 line with five doubles, five home runs, 10 RBI, 14 walks and 16 runs.
Due to the recent run of left-handed starters the Mets are facing, the team has chosen to keep Davis in Triple-A to earn more at-bats and continue to build his confidence again.
However, Davis should be back on the Mets soon, where he will look to reverse his fortunes for the second season in a row.
But Davis’ 2013 season has been laughable. His name has become a punchline to any baseball joke, and rightfully so.
Of all the Mets players this season, Davis has arguably been the biggest loser of them all.
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