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Ike Davis: What To Expect from Him in His First Week

NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets looks on between innings against the Chicago Cubs on April 19, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Players from both teams are wearing #42 in honor of former player Jackie Robinson.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Flushing Baseball DailyContributor IApril 19, 2010

Ike Davis, the name alone brings shivers down Met Fans spines. Today he will be making his first start of the season and hit sixth behind the hot Jeff Francoeur.

Expect Ike Davis, 23, to start off the year a little slow, it is a huge adjustment from minor league pitching in Buffalo. But once he gets in the groove of things, the guy is just a natural specimen.

Ike will start off in his first three games against three veterans in the Cubs rotation, Randy Wells, ace Carlos Zambrono, and Carlos Silva. I expect these guys can out guess the rookie Davis, then Davis may find some pop against the 27-year-old Gorzelanny, and the young Cubs bullpen.

Don’t get me wrong, I am praying for Davis to repeat of Jason Heyward's major league debut tonight (who I may add is three years younger then Davis) and shows as much composure as he did in spring training.

His stats in Buffalo to start the season are also impressive, leading the team with a .364 average, hitting two long balls and three doubles in 10 games.

Ike Davis 4/19-4/26 Prediction: .300 avg, 2 home runs, 5 RBI’s and 1 walk

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