The Ike Effect

The Mets are 9-1 since Ike Davis made his major-league debut on April 19.

Coincidence? Certainly not. Davis has made a very significant contribution to the Mets' winning ways of late, hitting .355 with one homer and six RBIs through his first 10 games. He collected two more hits on Wednesday, and an RBI.

"He's been a nice addition," David Wright said after Wednesday's game. "He's really given us a little bit of a shot in the arm."

Manager Jerry Manuel admitted being surprised somewhat by Davis. "I kinda saw him as just a purely power guy," Manuel said. "He's showed me the ability to drive in big runs in big situations. ... So, all this has been surprising to me, as well it has been impressive to me."

Davis, getting ready to make his first major-league road trip with his new teammates, has seemed very comfortable on the field and in the clubhouse thus far.

"It's been awesome," Davis said. "If you could have a picture-perfect [ending to his first 10 games], it'd be 10-0. But 9-1 I'll take, for sure."

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MILESTONE: Wright hit the 226th double of his career on Wednesday, passing Ed Kranepool to become the franchise's all-time leader in doubles.

HOME SWEET HOME: The Mets have won 11 games at Citi Field thus far this year -- they lead the major leagues in wins at home.

BAY WATCH: So much for that slump -- Jason Bay suddenly has a six-game hitting streak.

TRASH COLLECTION: Wednesday was another very windy day at Citi Field -- at times there was litter blowing all over the playing field, and you had to figure it distracted the players at times.

"This seems to be the only stadium that has that kind of trash," John Maine said, tongue-in-cheek, after the game.

MOVING ON: The Mets have an off-day on Thursday, and then will take on the Phillies starting on Friday night. Jonathon Niese will face Kyle Kendrick on Friday. And then we'll see two extremely interesting pitching matchups on Saturday and Sunday: Mike Pelfrey vs. Roy Halladay on Saturday afternoon, and Johan Santana vs. Jamie Moyer on Sunday night.