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Davis was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the Pirates win over the Cardinals Wednesday.
The home run was his third of the month but he hasn't done much else. He should see a bump in playing time if Pedro Alvarez misses any significant time.
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Davis will be on the bench for the fifth straight game Monday against the Cardinals, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
With Pedro Alvarez transitioning over to first base in light of his ongoing defensive struggles at third base, Davis seems destined to see only pinch-hitting duty and the occasional spot start the rest of the season. In an ideal scenario for the Pirates, Davis would at least be one half of a platoon at first base, but even that's not possible since both he and Alvarez are left-handed batters.
Ike Davis 1B PIT 7 Days
Davis is not in the lineup Wednesday vs. the Braves, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Davis will sit for the second time in the series with a left-hander on the mound in Alex Wood. Pedro Alvarez, who started Monday's game at first base instead of his usual third base spot, will also sit out Wednesday, allowing Gaby Sanchez to pick up the rare starting nod.
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Davis is out of the lineup Monday vs. the Braves, MLB.com reports.
Davis will give way to Pedro Alvarez at first base Monday, a development that could become more of a trend given the latter's ongoing defensive struggles at third base, as well as Josh Harrison's ascension into an everyday role. Alvarez has offered better power numbers than Davis the last two seasons, but Davis' .354 on-base percentage and strong track record against right-handers may make him the superior option at first base.
Ike Davis 1B PIT 14 Days
Davis delivered his third straight solid start Wednesday, going 1-for-2 with a pair of walks.
While the first baseman has struggled in the power category with Pittsburgh, he's put up a .351 on-base percentage in 2014. Davis has two hits in two career at-bats plus a walk against Thursday starter Max Scherzer.
Ike Davis 1B PIT 14 Days
Davis delivered a pinch-hit RBI double Tuesday against Detroit.
He hit his eighth homer a game early. Davis could lose playing time if the Pirates decide to give fellow left-handed hitting Pedro Alvarez a shot at first base, but Davis needs to right his own ship. He holds a healthy .347 on-base percentage but his .723 OPS in 334 plate appearances leaves much to be desired.
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Davis is out of the Pirates' lineup Thursday against the Marlins, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Manager Clint Hurdle has limited Davis' exposure to lefties all season and that won't change anytime soon. Gaby Sanchez will man first base and bat cleanup Thursday against lefty Brian Flynn.
Ike Davis 1B PIT 21 Days
Davis went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, one run scored, and two RBI in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.
Davis hit a ground-rule double with the bases loaded in the first inning for his only hit of the game. The two RBI were just the first for him since July 27. He's hitting .286/.333/.543 with two home runs and seven RBI since the break.
Ike Davis 1B PIT 2 Months
Ike Davis was 2-for-3 with a two-run double and a run scored in a win over the Marlins on Friday night.
Davis was just 2-for-30 this month coming into Friday's action. It was an encouraging night, but the 27-year-old remains an enigma.
Ike Davis 1B PIT 3 Months
Ike Davis went 2-for-4 and hit a long home run off Josh Beckett in Friday's victory.
Davis hasn't made a lot of noise since hitting a grand slam in his third game with the Pirates, but he's hitting a fine .292 with three homers and 16 walks in 113 at-bats for his new team. What he isn't doing is driving in a lot runs: just 12 in 37 games so far. Now that he's getting a look in the cleanup spot against righties, he'll need to get better there.