A day to remember for Ike Davis

Jonathon Niese pitched a spectacular seven innings in his return from the disabled list, and David Wright hit a monster home run -- but also worthy of attention is rookie first baseman Ike Davis.

Davis went 4-for-4 on Saturday against the Marlins, setting a career-high for hits in a game. He had two doubles and two singles, scoring three runs and knocking in one.

"I needed it badly," Davis said.

Davis was on an 0-for-9 skid coming into Saturday's game, and had just four hits in his last 32 at-bats. It's not at all surprising that a rookie would hit a rough patch at the plate. But what was a little surprising was the way the left-handed hitter came out of it -- getting three of his four hits against a lefty pitcher, Marlins starter Nate Robertson.

"I think some young players have a tendency to focus a little bit better against that left-hander," manager Jerry Manuel said after the game.

ANOTHER ROOKIE SHINES: Ruben Tejada, who was just called up from Triple-A on Friday to play second base with Luis Castillo on the DL, had a nice game on Saturday as well.

His double off the wall in left drove in a run in the second inning -- and the ball barely missed being a home run.

Tejada also performed well in the field -- specifically turning two beautiful double plays, including one on which he encountered a very hard slide from the Marlins' Chris Coghlan.

"Tejada did a tremendous job at turning those double plays," Manuel said.

FRENCHY STAYS HOT: Jeff Francouer extended his hitting streak to nine games on Saturday, with his second-inning single that drove in the Mets' first run of the ballgame. He also had a single in the eighth, and is now batting .500 (16-for-32) during the streak, which began on May 27.

This comes after Francouer hit .143 (11-for-77) from May 1-May 26.

"I feel good, I feel relaxed," Francouer said after the game.

HOME COOKING: The Mets have won seven straight games at home, and are 21-9 at Citi Field on the season -- that's the most home wins in the major leagues.

The Mets have also won seven of their last eight series at home.

SUNDAY FUNDAY: The Mets will go for a sweep of the Marlins on Sunday afternoon -- first pitch is at 1:10 p.m. Hisanori Takahashi (4-2, 3.21 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mets. Ricky Nolasco (5-4, 4.57) throws for the Marlins.