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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mets (48-52) @ D’backs (50-50), Saturday, July 28, 2012, 8:10pm

NYM:Chris Young (33, RHP, 2-4, 3.91)
ARI:Ian Kennedy (27, RHP, 8-8, 4.20)

The Primer Chimp Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM | 27 comment(s)
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   1. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: July 28, 2012 at 08:33 PM (#4194799)
Ike Davis has power. That's his 14th homer in his last 38 games. His numbers during that stretch haven't been great because he hasn't been walking a ton and his BABIP but Davis seems like a guy who will hit 30+ homers more than a few times during his career.
   2. Depressoteric Posted: July 28, 2012 at 08:39 PM (#4194804)
Ike Davis is kind of like Dave Kingman, Jr., Jr.

Well, I'm sure he's more likable. But he has seriously above average pop matched with seriously below-average "everything else."
   3. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: July 28, 2012 at 08:39 PM (#4194805)
Davis is hitting .266/.307/.612 since June 12 despite a .250 babip.
   4. Depressoteric Posted: July 28, 2012 at 08:42 PM (#4194807)
Davis is hitting .266/.307/.612 since June 12 despite a .250 babip.
Definitely a hot streak for him. As I said, he's really quite impressive as a slugger. 40+HR impressive? I'm not so sure. But he hasn't yet learned to take a walk, which makes him more Richie Sexson than Adam Dunn.

If he ever develops plate discipline he could be fearsome. How is his defense?
   5. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: July 28, 2012 at 08:43 PM (#4194808)
Well, I'm sure he's more likable. But he has seriously above average pop matched with seriously below-average "everything else."

Davis is thought to be a pretty good defensive first baseman and has the ability to draw a walk. His numbers are down this year in part because of his Valley fever and some bad luck. I don't think that's a fair characterization.
   6. Depressoteric Posted: July 28, 2012 at 08:46 PM (#4194809)
I'll defer to your characterization of his skills since you watch the Mets everyday and I obviously don't. I just know that everyone around here was screaming for him to be sent to AAA earlier in the year, which is a lot of what I'm basing my skepticism on.

B-Ref tells me he had a pretty good season last year, albeit with severely limited playing time (152 OPS+ but only 149PA). What happened? And what is "Valley fever?"
   7. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: July 28, 2012 at 08:47 PM (#4194810)
If he ever develops plate discipline he could be fearsome. How is his defense?

He did draw 72 walks as a rookie and had averaged about a walk every two games prior to this year. He had the diagnosis of Valley Fever and that has played a part in his poor walk rate this year in my opinion. It'd be naive to say that is the only reason but I think he's going to have a good career.
   8. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: July 28, 2012 at 08:47 PM (#4194811)
What happened? And what is "Valley fever?"

Google it.
   9. Depressoteric Posted: July 28, 2012 at 08:51 PM (#4194815)
Dear lord, it's real. I thought you were referring to some sarcastic Mets-Primer meme about Davis' being a "Valley Girl" (i.e. a bubblehead) or something.

Ugh, a fungal respiratory infection? How unpleasant. His must've had to be a serious case in order for it to affect him that badly, however. Still, I have a particular sympathy for athletes who get felled with freakish or quasi-esoteric medical ailments (see: Rocco Baldelli, Dillon Gee).
   10. JJ1986 Posted: July 28, 2012 at 09:06 PM (#4194840)
I think Valley Fever was what effectively ended Conor Jackson's career.
   11. Lassus Posted: July 28, 2012 at 09:58 PM (#4194879)
Ike Davis - on my roto bench tonight. Whee.

Also, come on Mets, can you help Ike out or what?
   12. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:15 PM (#4194888)
I would like to thank Ike for making my comment to open this thread look good.
   13. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:17 PM (#4194889)
I am going to call Ike Sylvester Coddmeyer III.

How about that for an obscure reference?
   14. Lassus Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:18 PM (#4194890)
Close, but out.
   15. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:21 PM (#4194893)
I really hope that the Mets cut Jason Bay before next season. There's no way they can go into next season with him penciled in as an everyday player. He's been every bit as awful as Castillo and Perez.

I've been hating on the guy but he gives an honest effort. I respect that but that's not enough to keep you on a MLB roster.
   16. Lassus Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4194899)
Oh bullpen.
   17. Yonder Alonso in misguided trousers (cardinal) Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM (#4194903)
Well, it wasn't a homer, but it'll do.
   18. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:39 PM (#4194906)
Well, it wasn't a homer, but it'll do.

I'm sure Bay will come up with a big hit.
   19. Yonder Alonso in misguided trousers (cardinal) Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4194908)
I think there's a smudge on your crystal ball there...
   20. Yonder Alonso in misguided trousers (cardinal) Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4194909)
Also, ugh.
   21. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:47 PM (#4194911)
I think there's a smudge on your crystal ball there...

Either there is something wrong with your sarcasm detector or there's something wrong with mine.
   22. Yonder Alonso in misguided trousers (cardinal) Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:51 PM (#4194912)
No, I knew you were being sarcastic. I was clumsily attempting to volley it back.

I'm thrilled Acosta's out of there, even if he wasn't being particularly terrible today. I can't help cringing whenever he comes into a game.
   23. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:59 PM (#4194916)
Looks like Ike has the organizational HR lead back from Aderlin Rodriguez.
   24. Lassus Posted: July 28, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4194918)
Hairston, you POS, you swing for the fences I'm calling the sniper.
   25. Lassus Posted: July 28, 2012 at 11:03 PM (#4194919)
WHAT THE #### DID I JUST ####### SAY?
   26. Lassus Posted: July 28, 2012 at 11:06 PM (#4194920)
God, you're an idiot, Hairston, big ####### man.
   27. Lassus Posted: July 28, 2012 at 11:10 PM (#4194923)
I blame Hairston. #######.

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