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0-for-19: Ike Davis' batting card this season, through Friday, against New York, both the Mets (0-for-13) and the Yankees (0-for-6).

"I'm glad to be here. The travel is easier here in the NL Central. In the AL West, it was hard. That's what I hated the most, the travel. When I came here with the Padres, Pittsburgh was one of my favorite cities. The ballpark is amazing." -- Frieri, a former San Diego reliever, on being back in the NL, specifically in the Central division, with the Pirates.

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