By Ed Coleman
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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson finally had his Peter Finch moment.
Finch was the actor who copped the Oscar back in 1976 for his performance as newscaster Howard Beale in the movie “Network.” Beale was the “mad prophet of the airwaves” who at one point in the movie urged his listeners to open their windows and shout, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
That’s what watching 30 innings of bad baseball over the course of two days will do to you. Unfortunately for Mets fans, the majority of them probably reached that conclusion long before this weekend.
Ike Davis has finally met his fate, and it probably should have happened a while ago. Ike is a great teammate whom no one wanted to see go, but it’s time. Because anytime one of your supposed major run producers has to be pinch-hit for in late-game situations in consecutive games like Davis was this weekend, it’s time to look elsewhere. He’s hitting .161 with 66 strikeouts in 186 at-bats.
Here’s Alderson on pulling the trigger on Ike: