April 17, 2012 12:00 AM
" For the Braves, the book on pitching to Ike Davis must look a lot like the one on pitching to Pedro Cerrano from "Major League."
" "Straightball, I hit it very much. Curveball, bats are afraid."
Tommy Hanson has gotten Davis out almost every time they've faced off over the course of their brief careers by throwing hook after hook and watching the Mets first baseman flail away until he made an out.
Hanson saw no reason to change his approach with the score tied with two outs in the sixth inning and even intentionally walked David Wright to get a chance to baffle Davis with benders.
The curves kept coming, but Davis didn't falter and he took number five deep into the almost totally empty Turner Field stands for the biggest blow in what turned out to be a 6-1 Mets win. It was a big win for Davis against Hanson's curveball, to be sure, but also his second straight game with a home run to put some more distance between him and his dreadful start to the season.
That wasn't the only unlikely home run the Mets hit on Monday night "
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