Johan Santana will make a rehab start today for the Class A Savannah Sand Gnats in game two of a South Atlantic League playoff semifinal series. Hey, at least someone from the Mets made the playoffs this year.
Ike Davis had his ankle checked out at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Thursday, and doctors agreed that the first baseman does not need to have surgery.
"The way it feels right now it would be stupid to have surgery," Davis said. "If I had surgery, I could make it feel worse. There's no definitive answer with the surgery. If it was a torn ligament or something, it would be a different story. It's not like I have that. The whole thing was, if it doesn't ever get better, then we've got to get in there and take care of it. But since it has, and made improvement, why go in there and do stuff if you don't know if it's going to help?"