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First shot at playoffs brings out best in Pirates' Ike Davis

As a first baseman for the New York Mets, Ike Davis never felt that twinge of anticipation players on contending teams get to experience this time of year. Now, he can cross it off his bucket list. Davis hit monster-long home runs in the past two games for the Pirates as they continued their quest for a playoff spot in the National League. "It's been really cool. Every game means something, and it's exciting to come to the ballpark every day even if you're not playing," Davis said. "I know I'm going to be in a huge situation at some point in the game. I've never been there. This is new territory for me, and I'm really liking it." Davis, acquired in an April trade, found himself in two...

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