New York Mets

Mets Should Bat Ike Davis Fourth!

NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets celebrates scoring with team mate Johan Santana #57 against the Chicago Cubs on April 22, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Keith BennettCorrespondent IApril 23, 2010

 Cleanup hitter Jason Bay was 0-for 4 in last night game. Jerry Manuel want to shuffle his batting order for tonight's game against Atlanta. Perhaps he'll move Ike Davis - who broke tom Gorzelanny's no-hitter in the fifth inning and had two hits against the lefthander, finishing 3-for-4 with two runs scored - into a more prominent position than the sixth spot. David right now is batting .400 in just four games. The Mets were not sure if Davis could hit lefties. Davis can hit any thing in sight. Jason Bay seems like trying to adjust to New York. His stats don't lie how good a hitter he is. A few home run will get Bay started. Manuel explained the scenario that would to Davis moving up in the order: the manager would have to decide against using switch-hitters Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan in the No. 3 spot. Manuel still likes the idea of Reyes in that role, in part because it would help the struggling Bay see more fastballs. David batted fourth in Buffalo and he destroy pitching in minors. He will do the same with the Mets.

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