Talk about a full recovery. Jonathon Niese held the Marlins to 1 run over 7 innings with 6 punch outs. In a lineup with only one lefty(outside of the pitcher), Niese found a way to get out of every jam. It wasnt until the 7th inning that the Marlins got to Niese but only got away with one run. Im sure nobody is shedding a tear over Olivers demotion in favor of Niese…and he just showed why. Great job Jon.
Ike Davis was in a terrible slump going into tonights game but even the worst slump can be cured by a 4-4 game. Ike Davis did just that, along with 3 runs and an RBI. What most baseball people would call the “league catching up” to a player, Ike was murdering the league in April(hitting .324). However, the league was not so giving in May as Ike hit only .235. Even so, this has not stopped his dominance against lefties. Ike Davis is hitting .325 against lefties and get this, only .219 against righties. No surprise I guess that Ike did so well today…good job kid.
David Wright went 3-4 with a homer and 3 RBI’s
Jeff Francoeur seems to be coming around, he went 2-4 with an RBI