According to sources, Ike Davis is on his way back from Colorado to have his injured calf examined in New York. The young first baseman is currently wearing a protective boot as a result of injuring his calf while colliding into David Wright on an infield popup in last night’s game. With Pedro Beato, Bobby Parnell, Johan Santana, Jenrry Mejia, Angel Pagan, and most recently Chris Young already on the disabled list, Met fans are all too familiar with injured Mets players. Given the Mets injury track record so far in 2011, Ike’s visit to the doctor won’t likely produce good news.
Davis had been enjoying a tremendous season so far in 2011. The left-handed hitter has posted a .302/.383/.543 line with 7 home-runs, 25 RBI, and 20 runs-scored. His emergence in the Mets lineup has not only helped take the burden off David Wright, but more importantly, has also shown that Davis is becoming a capable middle-of-the-order hitter.
If Ike’s apparent calf injury forces him to the disabled list, the Mets lack of insurance plan at first base will surely stick-out like a sore thumb. For the time being, Dan Murphy will shift over to first base, with Justin Turner taking the reigns at second.