Ike Davis's 29th and 30th home runs helped back Jenrry Mejia's 5 shutout innings as the Mets knocked off the Pirates 6-2 for their fourth straight win.
The Good Stuff:
- With no score in the bottom of the 4th, David Wright led off with a walk. After working the count to 3-1, Ike Davis got a fastball from Kyle McPherson, which he deposited just over the wall in left center.
- In the 5th, the Mets got two on with two out for Wright, who channeled his first-half self and singled home Josh Thole. Up came Davis looking to add some more. Oh, did he ever: Ike blasted a moon shot to right center to ice the game at 6-0. The double-dip gave Davis 30 home runs on the season and 88 RBIs, 3 ahead of Wright for the team lead.
- All this was enough for Jenrry Mejia, who was uneconomical but effective in 5 innings of 4-hit, shutout ball, including 2 walks and 4 strikeouts, for his first big league win.
- Jeurys Familia and Ramon Ramirez let in a run each in the 8th and 9th but the rest of the bullpen picked up the pace.
Can you imagine what kind of numbers Ike Davis would have if he didn't spend the first two and a half months on the interstate? Since June 9th he is hitting .267 with 24 home runs and 67 RBIs. I don't know what happened that night at Yankee Stadium, but whatever it was snapped Ike back into the kind of player Mets fans dreamed he would be. He goes on a run at the end of the season and he's got an outside shot at 100 RBIs. And New York wants to...trade this man? GOB, I think you share my feelings. Ike Davis is the future for the Mets at first base. Perhaps a future perennial All-Star. And his rejuvenation over this last part of the season is next to R.A. Dickey's Cy Young chase something to celebrate for Amazin' fans.