Buzz: The Ike Davis Era to Start Tonight

Jerry Manuel said, I don’t see him as a savior, I see him as a compliment.”

Original Post at 4:00 pm:

Omar Minaya said, “We need to get better production from first base and so why not promote the kid.”

In terms of expecations, Minaya said, “I expect him to be Ike.”

Daniel Murphy just began ‘limited baseball activity,’ which means he just started running and is taking light batting practice.

According to Minaya, Davis is going to play, “and I talked to Jerry about that,” because, “You’re not going to bring up a kid like that to platoon.”

Original Post at 3:42 pm:

The lineup card is up, Ike Davis is hitting sixth and wearing No. 29.

Also, Angel Pagan is batting leadoff, and Alex Cora is starting at shortstop.

Original Post at 3:11 pm:

The buzz around Citi Field is that Ike Davis will hit seventh tonight, and is wearing No. 29.

Also, the Mets optioned RHP Tobi Stoner to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for Davis on the roster.