Ike Davis has been getting on base, but the Mets need more from him

Ike Davis 1 polaroidIn last night’s 3-2 win over the Rockies, Ike Davis reached base four times with two doubles and two walks.

Davis has reached base in 12 of his last 14 plate appearances, owns a .446 on-base percentage since being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on July 5, and has a .500 on-base percentage since the All-Star Break.

Since being recalled, Davis is hitting .282 with a .423 SLG and an .868 OPS, seven doubles, one home run and nine RBI in 26 games.

Michael Baron, Contributor

Ike has most certainly shown outstanding plate discipline and pitch recognition since coming back. He’s still looks off-balanced on even the most hittable fastballs, and that remains a major concern. But, recognizing pitches is something he worked extensively on during camp with Dave Hudgens, and again in the minor leagues after being demoted. While there’s been a clear improvement in that area, it’s only a small part of what Ike needs to do if he is to be a part of the solution going forward.

His power and run production have been mostly absent since returning; as a force in the middle of the lineup, his production at a minimum has to increase, not to mention his ability to at least make productive outs with runners in scoring position.