It was another rough night Monday against the Reds for slumping
The calls for Davis, who is hitting .152, to be demoted to the minors are getting louder.
"That’s something that certainly we’ve considered as we sit and talk: What’s going to be better for him, what’s best for us," manager Terry Collins said, per the New York Post. "I didn’t really feel last year because of the way we were playing that -- even though he wasn’t swinging -- I wasn’t sure what he was going to get out of going to Triple-A. The fact we’re not playing like we did last year, that’s a bigger factor. We’re trying to work with him, make some adjustments. He came out early and hit extra again. It’s not that he’s not trying, we’re just not getting it done in games."
Davis has been in a season-long slump and is hitting .156/.238/.259 in 135 at-bats. Davis had been hitting high in the order against righties but was demoted to seventh against lefties. Cueto is a tough matchup for good left-handed hitters, so it will be challenging for Davis to break out of his slump.
Manager Terry Collins said Davis will be back in the lineup Monday against the Reds, when the team kicks off an eight-game homestand.
"With Cincinnati coming in and with three right-handers again it’s another chance where he can get home and get comfortable," Collins told the New York Daily News. "He feels good in Citi Field. It’s so important, he is such a big part of our lineup, we gotta get him going."
"Well, we haven’t seen a lot of improvement. He has started to hit the ball a little harder the last four or five days," Alderson said. "It wasn’t until late May last year that we even addressed the topic with him. But it's important for him to just have good at-bats. I told him don’t worry about results right now."
Despite publicly acknowledging that the organization has discussed demoting Davis to Las Vegas, Alderson said that the team will not be forced into making a decision if Davis has not turned things around by a certain date.
“There is no timetable on Ike,” Alderson said.
One sign that the Mets could be close to dropping Davis to the minors is Triple-A Las Vegas outfielder Andrew Brown seeing time at first for the 51s.
Davis is batting .160 this season with four home runs and nine RBI over 131 at-bats.
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