J.D. Davis’ “roller-coaster” season was on full display during his final three games against the Dodgers over the weekend.
After striking out with the bases loaded in consecutive one-run losses for the Mets, the third baseman homered and drove in four runs on Sunday to help the team snap a three-game losing streak.
How would Davis, who missed two months with ligament damage in his left hand, evaluate his season?
“My numbers are fine if you were looking at it,” said Davis, who posts a .301/.396/.476 slash line. “But it’s kind of been a roller coaster up and down. I came out swinging the bat hot, got injured, went on the IL for two months and couldn’t really do anything. I couldn’t pick up a weight, I couldn’t pick up a bat. I was basically starting from scratch, like another spring training.
“Right now it’s kind of like trying to be on time. That is the big thing, when you are thinking about mechanics so much, it’s different when you have got to sit there and think of an approach or get ready for a fastball or something like that. It’s definitely different, but in my opinion, right now I would give myself a C-plus or B-minus. It could be better, could be worse.”
Tomas Nido, who has been sidelined by a sprained left thumb, is expected back from the injured list Wednesday, the first day he is eligible to return. The Mets are also without James McCann, who is on the IL with back spasms, leaving Patrick Mazeika and Chance Sisco as the team’s two catchers.
Tylor Megill will receive a rematch Tuesday against the Giants, whom he handled last Wednesday in San Francisco. The rookie right-hander allowed one earned run over six innings on a day the Mets rallied to win in the 12th on Kevin Pillar’s go-ahead homer. Megill has pitched to a 2.45 ERA in six starts at Citi Field.
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