After a horrible start, Ike Davis is finishing strong

In last night’s 3-0 win over the Marlins, Ike Davis drove in all three runs for the Mets – he hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning and a long, two-run home run in the seventh inning.

I saw that one well [in the seventh inning],” Davis said after the game.

During the month of August, Davis has hit .287 with a .387 OBP, and .507 SLG, five home runs and 14 RBI in 87 at-bats.

Since Davis went 0-for-3 against the Yankees on June 8 to lower his average to a season-low .158 for the season, Davis has hit .273 (67-for-245) with 20 home runs and 53 RBI to raise his average to .224 for the year – he now has 25 home runs and 74 RBI this season.

Michael Baron, Contributor

Earlier in the season, I firmly believed Ike needed to go to Buffalo to get his swing together and get himself back on track. However, my biggest concern was there would be a steep drop off defensively – there was and still is nobody behind him to play first base, especially at his level. Throughout the slump, he more or less continued to make plays, and the team was winning through the duration of the slump as well. Perhaps those two things kept Ike from being sent to the minors. It turned out to be a good decision, because Ike began to hit soon after the decision was made to keep him up. He has done what he can to put that horrific (and historically bad) start in the rearview mirror. His average probably won’t be where he wants it to be at the end of the year, nor will his numbers against left-handed pitching (he’s hit just .179 against them in 2012), but the overall power numbers probably will – he has been outstanding in that department, especially since July.