Hello! As you may know, I have a habit of making stupid bets involving the Mets. My first, which was terrible, resulted in me consuming an entire stick of butter all because Carlos Delgado had to be a big doo doo head and hit a bunch of dingers.
Upset because I didn't like rooting against a Met, I doubled down this season, betting that Ike Davis WOULD reach 30 homers. The stakes? TWO sticks of butter. My efforts to track this were documented on this very site, but something happened where I can't edit it anymore!
Things started off horrible. Davis quickly became the worst everyday hitter in the Majors for about the first two months of the season, hitting just five home runs in the first two months of the season. June brought some signs of life, however, as he hit six dingers in the month and seemed to have some momentum heading into the All Star Game with 12 homers. Still way off pace, but at least there'd been improvement. I readied my arteries for the worst.
Until in July, a miracle. Davis woke the fuck up after the All Star break, smashing nine dingers in the month, highlighted by a three-homer night against Arizona that, at the time, put him on an exact pace to get to 30.
Since then, however, he's slowed, hitting just six home runs in the 41 games since. With just 18 games to go, he needs four homers to reach 30 and save my heart from a definitely-fatal dose of butter. Will he make it? WATCH WITH ME.
Current Home Run Total: 26
Games Played: 144
Current Pace: 29