Reese Havens continues his hot hitting, falling a homerun short of the cycle Wednesday, leading Surprise to a 11-9 win over Peoria. Havens is currently riding a 6-game hitting streak, where he is hitting, .391 (9-23) with 2 doubles, a triple, and a homerun. He has raised his AFL totals to .324/.439/.559/.998.
Havens tells Robert Emrich, in a MLB.com report, that he has tried to stick to his routine and to continue to work.
As Toby reported, Havens is on the taxi squad, meaning he plays games only on Wed and Sat. Thats a tough thing to do, but Havens has seemed to get comfortable as the season moves along.
Also, in an ESPN.com chat, Baseball America's Jim Callis took my question concerning Havens and Ike Davis.
Mike (MO):2011 Mets INF.....Wright, Reyes, Havens, Davis... Am i crazy or is that realistic?
Jim Callis(2:46 PM):Realistic.
Havens is known for his grittiness and hard work, but he also has the talent to back that up. That is a great foundation to build on. Staying healthy for a full season is the next obstacle for Havens to hurdle.