The Mets are accustomed to a man named Davis delivering, but he goes by J.D.
Here was Rajai Davis thrust into an important spot Saturday night: bases loaded, two outs in a scoreless game in the eighth inning with the Mets’ wild-card hopes in danger of slipping further.
The veteran outfielder emerged with the biggest hit of his Mets career, a bases-clearing double that accounted for the only runs in a 3-0 victory over the Dodgers at Citi Field. The win was the Mets’ fifth in six games and kept them three lengths behind the Cubs in the race for the NL’s second wild card.
“It’s always fun when you can get that big hit, especially when we can do it at home,” Davis said. “We can hear that roar. It’s always nice when you hear that roar.”