When Ike Davis went to the DL early in the week it was clear other players would have to step up. Carlos Beltran was the first to do it when he belted 3 homers in one game. Fernando Martinez came out of nowhere to hit a huge pinch hit homer on Friday night. And on Sunday it was Justin Turner’s time to shine.
Turner hit his first career Major League homerun and drove in 5 runs to lead the Mets to a 7-4 win over the Astros. The victory gives the Mets their 3rd straight series win, and they are now 7-3 in their last 10 games. It was Ike’s injury that allowed Justin Turner to get some extra playing time to begin with, and the redhead is taking full advantage of the opportunity.