Ike Davis was solid in his return to the majors Friday night, going three-for-five with two RBIs as the Mets beat the hapless Brewers 12-5. It was a promising start that hopefully will be the beginning of the end of his troubles.
Davis walked in the first inning as the Mets went on to score two runs.
With runners on second and third with two outs in the second, Davis hit a squib to shortstop. There was no play and a run scored.
He hit a sharp single to right and scored in a fourth.
Davis struck out in the sixth and lined out in the seventh.
In the ninth Davis had an RBI single and later scored to cap off his night.
“It’s just one game, obviously, but I’m squaring the ball up better. You can tell,” Davis said according to ESPNNewYork.com. “I’m seeing it a little better. But it’s still one game. We’ve got a long time to go and a lot of uphill battles to climb.”
Terry Collins was happy with what he saw.
“He laid off a lot of pitches that at the beginning of the season he was swinging at. So it’s obvious he’s see the ball a lot better,” Collins said. “He’s not overswinging. You can just see his swing, he’s calmed everything down. All of his actions are calmed down. Even the bat speed — he’s shorter to the ball than he was early. Even though a lot of the things look similar, there’s a couple of major things that he’s obviously made adjustments at. And he looks good.”