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Ike Davis Got Real Angry Last Night

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 26:  First baseman Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets (R) argues with first base umpire Manny Gonzalez (C) after Gonzalez called Steve Clevenger #51 of the Chicago Cubs safe at first on a pickoff play during the eighth inning at Wrigley Field on June 26, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Gonzalez ejected Davis for arguing.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

All right, so maybe the call in the ninth inning of the Mets' 5-3 loss to the Cubs last night wasn't quite as bad as the Dewayne Wise call in the Yankees game last night — that honestly might be the worst call we've ever seen. How do you call a guy out on a pop up without looking to see if he had the ball? On what possible evidence was that call made? A woman's intuition? — but it was still pretty bad. Watch it again. Nasty stuff, particularly because umpire Manny Gonzalez tossed Ike Davis out so quickly, costing the Mets a key hitter for their (nonexistent) ninth-inning comeback. We've never seen Davis — who is hardly a hothead — so angry, but hey, it's been a tough year for that guy. It's been a tough few days for the Mets. Last night was their fourth loss in a row, wiping out a four-game winning streak, and they're now in third place in the NL East, four and a half games behind the Nationals, and a game out of the Wild Card. (Six teams are within two games of the two Wild Card spots, by the way.) They'll have a chance to turn it around — and avoid a sweep at the hands of the lowly Cubs — today at 2 p.m. at Wrigley behind Jon Niese. (Man, we wish we were at Wrigley right now.)

Photo: Brian Kersey/Getty Images