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Published on June 12th, 2013 | by Josh Chapdelaine


Ike Davis Has Mixed Results in Las Vegas Debut

Ike Davis debuted with the Las Vegas 51s on Tuesday night and faced similar struggles but also marked improvements. The 26-year-old Davis struck out twice in five plate appearances but also drew two walks, one of which was imperative in leading the 51s to an 8-6 victory over Tacoma.

Davis stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth and represented the tying run after Andrew Brown drew a bases-loaded walk. After working the count full, Davis took the free pass to lead way for 21-year-old prospect Wilmer Flores. Flores proceeded to drive Brown in with a single before Zach Lutz put the game to bed with a three-run walk-off home run.

Mike Baxter and Robert Carson also made their debuts for Las Vegas and fared much differently than Davis. Baxter reached base three times and recorded two hits in five plate appearances, but Carson almost let the game get away from the team. Carson entered the game trying to secure a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the ninth, but surrendered a bases-clearing double. Ultimately, none of his runs were earned but he was credited with the blown save.

While Davis will likely see several weeks of action in Las Vegas, there is no official timetable on his return.

Photo Credit: Michael Baron

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Josh Chapdelaine started Around Citi in Oct. 2010 as a high school senior looking to venture into new media. The original inception of the site ran through March 2011 before Chapdelaine looked to outside endeavors. He returned to his Around Citi roots in Jan. 2013.

  • gmenagain

    Mixed results?????
    He struck out twice, and—what else—–popped out softly.
    Don’t know what you’ve read, but………….if you consider 2 walks a positive, then you’re really reaching………..

    • Josh Chapdelaine

      In baseball the name of the game is not making an out. If one can not make an out an reach base during an at-bat, the result is a positive one. He struggled to do so with any level of consistency, so he’s being more patient which is a good thing.

      Again, small sample though.

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