Clap it up for Ike

April 20, 2010

New Face at First Base

via ESPN New York

NEW YORK — A little more than seven hours after he put on his Buffalo Bisons jersey, Ike Davis stood on first base at Citi Field in a New York Mets uniform holding the ball from his first big league hit.

“It’s great, especially being up here and getting a win, it’s awesome,” said Davis, who was welcomed after the game with a shaving-cream pie in the face. “I’m going to sleep well tonight. Maybe not. Who knows, I might be too excited.”

Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning for New York’s first extra-base hit since Friday and Jonathon Niese allowed an unearned run in 5 2/3 innings as the Mets began a 10-game homestand after a 2-4 road trip.

Davis began his day by arriving at the Bisons park at 9:15 a.m. and was preparing for his minor league game. He received several congratulations texts before he even knew he was being called up.

What a day.

Called from Triple-A at around noon to help the slumping Mets, the top prospect had two hits and an RBI in his debut, a 6-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.

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