Josh Satin is hot, Ike Davis is not

Josh Satin’s RBI single in the ninth inning on Monday tied the game and sent it to extra innings. He later doubled with one out in the 13th inning, which helped set up Andrew Brown’s walk-off single. In total, he had three hits on the night, including two doubles and a walk.

Josh Satin 1 polaroidHe has a seven-game hitting streak and has reached base safely in 12 straight games.

The 28-year-old Satin is hitting .395 with a .511 OBP, six extra base hits and five RBI in just 38 at bats for the Mets this season. Meanwhile, Ike Davis has just three hits in his last 22 at bats (.136) with Triple-A Las Vegas, while striking out six times.

Multiple reports suggest Davis could be promoted from Triple-A this Wednesday, after the team ends a stretch of facing a series of left-handed starting pitchers.

“Josh deserves some at-bats,” Terry Collins said Monday. “Every team has someone that surprises you and saves you. And right now he’s our savior, because this guy has come up and filled a big hole for us.”

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

He has a Dave Magadan quality to him, which I like. However, there is little statistical evidence to suggest he is an every-day answer beyond this current hot streak. But, who knows? 28 can be a magical age in baseball, serving as sort of last-chance-to-turn-it-around moment for professional ballplayers. In all likelihood, this is a hot streak, and anyone getting overly excited about Satin is likely falling victim to a small and intriguing sample size of at bats. However, I’ll bite. Why not? It’s more fun to believe he can be a Magadan 2.0… for now, at least.

There is also this, which is hysterical, Julie. Thanks.