Easy does it.
It was only one game and two hits, not enough for them to be fitting him for a statue or anything.
The Ike Davis Era got underway in fine fashion last night, bringing with it an electricity missing during the first homestand. There was a lot to like about Davis’ composure and patience.
For example, on the first hit he worked his way back from down being 0-and-2 in the count.
While there was a lot to like, remember it is only one game, far too early for the Wally Pipp analogies.
As much as I enjoyed watching Davis, the real buzz for me can with Jon Niese, who showed poise and guile working out of trouble.
Niese’s outing was the Mets’ fifth straight solid performance from a starting pitcher, one strong cycle through the rotation. As encouraging as watching Davis was, the bigger picture was another strong game from the rotation.
It has to be that way because wherever the Mets go this season is contingent on their pitching.
I’ll embrace Davis, I want him to do well, but he’s not the final piece to the 2010 puzzle.
NOTES: We should see Jose Reyes back in the lineup tonight. Tired, he asked for the night off to rest his 0-for-17 slide. Since coming back from the DL, Reyes is batting .154, which should shelve this No. 3 talk for awhile. … GM Omar Minaya said Carlos Beltran will go to Colorado this week to be re-examined.