This season is a hunt for individual meaning now, with no wild-card race to create a common purpose. And few Mets will live as meaningful a day this summer as Ike Davis did Saturday.
The three home runs and four hits, achieved in a 6-3 loss to Arizona, were nice, especially after a spring spent so lost. To achieve that in front of dozens gathered to honor a deceased buddy — that made the game especially memorable.
Davis, from nearby Scottsdale, Ariz., lost a childhood friend and teammate to Ewing’s Sarcoma in 2009, just as the first-round draft pick was ascending the Mets’ minor-league system. Now, he works with Mike Lio’s mother, the Diamondbacks and Arizona Read Full Article »