The Mets welcome Ike Davis and the Pittsburgh Pirates for the start of a three-game series Monday afternoon.
The Mets traded Davis in late April for a minor league RHP Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.
“It’ll be weird being in the visiting clubhouse for the first time,” Davis said (MLB.com, May 25). “Truth is, it’s not something big to me. Just gotta do it, go and try to beat the Mets.”
In New York last week to play the Yankees, Davis said, “It’s nice to play for someone that actually wants you or thinks that you can help the team.”
He is batting .303 with 2 HR and 11 RBI in 99 at bats since being traded to Pittsburgh.
“Really, it takes a while during the season to find a groove, and I’m usually pretty decent once I do find it,” said Davis. “Usually it takes me a little longer. I found it earlier this year.”
Meanwhile, Lucas Duda also has 2 HR and 11 RBI since Davis was traded, however he’s batting just .208.