Jul. 27, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets batter Ike Davis (29) hits a home run to right in the second inning against Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIRE
For the ninth time in team history, a Met hitter clubbed three home runs in a game. This time around it was Ike Davis, who had the misfortune of striding to the plate for each of his first three at-bats without a single runner aboard. Two of his three home runs led off innings, so his teammates aren't so much to blame for the solitude of his trips around the base paths. Nevertheless, the three times Davis crossed the plate accounted for the Mets' only runs tonight, and they dropped the game, 6-3, their second straight loss to the Diamondbacks.
For his part, Chris Young stunk up the joint something fierce, allowing six runs on seven hits in just four innings. He struck out two and walked two, but he departed with his team in a 6-2 hole they were unable to dig themselves out of. Ramon Ramirez, Manny Acosta, and Josh Edgin combined to toss four innings of one-hit relief, striking out six and keeping the Diamondbacks from expanding their lead.
The Mets were 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base; if a few of them had managed to climb aboard before any of Davis's home runs this game might've turned out much differently.
We knew it was over when...
- With his four-hit game, Davis is hitting .216/.281/.448 for the year. Not great, especially for a first baseman, but not bad considering where he was month ago or so.
- David Wright went 0-for-4 with a walk and saw 31 total pitches.
- Jordany Valdespin went 0-for-3 and saw four total pitches.
- Jason Bay went 0-for-4 and is hitting .164/.238/.318.
Nice job by Terry_is_God; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.
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