NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mets first baseman Ike Davis and shortstop Ruben Tejada are in trouble.
The pair was notified in a meeting of the possibility that they could be demoted imminently, WFAN’s Mike Francesa reported on Wednesday. Manager Terry Collins confirmed the meeting later in the afternoon.
Both players could be sent down to Triple-A once the Subway Series in the Bronx is over, sources told CBSSports.com/WFAN insider Jon Heyman.
“They need to produce,” one source flatly told CBSSports.com.
Davis went 2-for-3 with a walk and a go-ahead, two-run single on Sunday night against the Braves, but he’s reverted back to his old self in the first two games of the Subway Series.
On Monday night, the power hitter struck out in all three of his plate appearances. Collins pushed him back to the No. 8 spot in the batting order on Tuesday, and he went 0-for-3 with two more strikeouts.
On the season, Davis is batting just .152 with four home runs and 11 RBIs. He owns a deplorable .237 on-base percentage and has struck out 59 times in 158 at-bats.
Tejada had a disastrous game on Tuesday night. Hitting out of the leadoff spot, the 23-year-old went 0-for-4. But more disturbingly, he made three mistakes that could have cost the Mets the game. Known to be fundamentally sound, Tejada made a throwing error, was picked off second base and curiously held up when a ball was hit in the hole between him and Daniel Murphy.
The fourth-year player is batting .209 on the season with 0 home runs, 10 RBIs and a .269 on-base percentage. He’s also committed eight errors in the field after committing just 12 in 112 games last season.
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