Thursday may be too optimistic for Ike

March, 12, 2014
Mar 12
11:42
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Lucas Duda (hamstring) should be able to DH on the minor-league side on Thursday, but Ike Davis (calf) may take longer.

Davis described his right calf as feeling "interesting" Wednesday after testing it out by taking grounders, swinging and throwing, but without running. He will continue to wear a protective boot away from the ballpark.

"I haven't moved on the ankle in a while, so this is different," Davis said. "There's not a lot of pain, though. Once again, it's just a little tight, I guess, but not painfully tight.

"It's not the same," he continued about the feeling in his right calf. "I think it's more the fact I just haven't used my Achilles tendons in a while. You have to go get them stretched out again."

Asked about potentially DHing on the minor-league side Thursday, Davis said: "I don't know. I might be able to hit. I don't know if they want me to run yet."

Daniel Murphy then audibly whispered to Davis: "Say day-to-day."

Davis dryly answered: "I don't know if I'm day-to day. It could be day-to-years. No, I don't know. I'm joking."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
12 3.82 130 167
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .301
HRL. Duda 26
RBIL. Duda 76
RD. Murphy 73
OPSL. Duda .845
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.44
SOZ. Wheeler 155