Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:41 AM
Big day for Ike yesterday: 2 for 2 (single and a double), with 3 BB...he reached base all five times he came to the plate. BA now up to .258 (for whatever it's worth, it must be nice for Ike to see his batting average not be .1-something for a change), with a .439 OB% (he's now drawn 10 BB in 9 GP). And he's scored nine runs in nine games.
Last 3 GP: 4-for-8, 4 RS, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 6 BB, 1 K.
Sending him down was the right move and clearly WAY overdue (I think it should've been done a month earlier), but for the Mets' sake, I hope he can find his way back up, and be an effective major-leaguer. Doofus being the future at 1B is not a good thing...I know he's been hitting the ball more lately, and yeah, he has power and can get on base, but to me he's a bad-team ballplayer, the kind of guy you upgrade over as you're building a contender. And when stakes are high, I think he's a guy teams can get out VERY easily.
Ike's walked 10 times and struck out 8 times since being demoted. It's a lower level of competition obviously, but man would it be nice if he could find a way to take more walks, strike out less, for starters.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 20 June 2013 - 05:49 AM.
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