Ike Davis will take his 0-for-15 to the bench tonight against Washington. The night off was planned, said manager Terry Collins, and it is presumed he’ll be back in the line-up Wednesday. Davis will be re-tested again today for Valley Fever, the ailment that shelved him for part of spring training.
The rest coincides with the tests, and is a good move because Davis is a mess at the plate. When he first hit the Mets, Davis showed a propensity for patience and going to the opposite field. We’re seeing very little of that through the first four games of the season.
I don’t doubt Davis will eventually find himself, but giving him the night off to clear his head can only help. With the Mets off to a good start Davis should feel less pressure to carry the offense.
Davis said he’s not feeling any symptoms of the fever, nor is he complaining about his ankle. What’s ailing is his plate approach and swing.
ON DECK: Tonight’s batting order