Ike Davis will have to settle for a spectacular display of power.
Davis hit three home runs in his first three at-bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks. But on the cusp of history, Davis singled to right field off reliever David Hernandez with one on and nobody out in the eighth inning of a 6-3 loss to Arizona.
All three blasts during Saturday night's game at Chase Field were solo shots and all came off Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy.
Davis hit a 3-1 89-mph fastball to center to lead off the second inning and on the 11th pitch of his next at-bat slugged a 2-2 92-mph fastball to center with one out in the fourth. He also drove a 2-2 78-mph curbeball to right to lead off the sixth inning.
With his sixth inning shot, Davis became just the ninth Mets player to hit three home runs in a game and the first since Carlos Beltran's three home run game against Colorado on May 12, 2011.
Davis' third blast also set a new career-high in home runs with 20. Davis is hitting just .214 this season despite the impressive power numbers. And those power numbers have really amped up lately: nine of his 20 home runs have come since July 7.