The Mets beat the Rockies 4-3 Tuesday night as Mike Pelfrey put together another solid start. But the big news is that Ike Davis was forced to leave the game with what is being called a strained left calf.
Davis and David Wright collided on a pop-up near the mound in the fourth inning. Davis went down, and was able to limp to his position and finish the inning. But when the Mets took the field in the fifth Davis was back in the clubhouse getting treatment.
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It’s not known yet how severe this injury is and if it will cost Davis any time away from the lineup. But if he does miss a significant number of games, it would be devastating for the Mets.
Besides Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran, Davis is the only player who has hit consistently all season. Davis leads the team with seven homers and 25 RBIs, and is second in batting at .302. Losing him from the lineup, especially with David Wright and Jason Bay slumping, for a long stretch would spell doom for the Mets.