PITTSBURGH -- A day after the Mets traded Ike Davis, he had a pair of hits in his Pirates debut, an 8-7 loss to the Brewers Saturday night.
Davis received a loud ovation from the home crowd in his first plate appearance.
"I always look to get a knock and a walk in every game, so I'm happy with that and it's a good start with a new team," he said. "The fans were great, too. I already feel very welcome here."
In his first at-bat in his new ballpark, Davis hit a two-out double and scored on Neil Walker's single in the second to tie it at 1. Davis walked in his second at-bat and scored on Travis Snider's two-run single to cap a five-run fourth as the Pirates took a 6-4 lead.
Davis singled in the fifth and struck out in the seventh.
Davis' debut was in line to be a win until Ryan Braun hit his second home run of the game, a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning to lift Milwaukee.
"It's a game we probably shouldn't have won,'' Braun said, "but good teams find a way to win a game like this and I think we're proving to everyone that we've got a pretty good team."
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