Last night in Tucson, Arizona, Ike Davis hit two solo home runs and walked in the Las Vegas 51′s 5-3 loss to the Tucson Padres.
Davis has now hit four home runs in his last two games.
Davis has raised his average to .333 with four home runs and eight RBI with 11 walks and nine strikeouts in 39 at-bats since being demoted to Triple-A two weeks ago.
Michael Baron, ContributorObviously, these are encouraging results. The staff in Las Vegas (that being Wally Backman and hitting coach George Greer) are working with Ike to lessen the hitch in his swing – which was clearly pronounced before he was demoted – and clearly there has been progress made over the last week or so. The most important thing for Ike is that he rebuilds his confidence and experiences some success – four home runs in two days should serve as a huge confidence booster for him. Still, I expect the Mets would like to see him sustain this for a duration before bringing him back to the big leagues, meaning he could stay in Las Vegas a little longer than the organization originally expected.