Ike Davis is having a horrid start to this season, hitting .131 with 21 strikeouts in 61 at-bats. It’s been all or nothing for Davis, mostly nothing in his comeback from last year’s ankle injury.
Davis is on pace to hit 29 homers, but with only 67 RBI. He’s also on pace to draw 38 walks, but strike out a staggering 200 times. If the Mets are to make this a fun summer, they must get a turnaround from Davis.
Terry Collins is betting on Davis playing his way out of this rather than try to find his swing in the minor leagues.
“I truly believe the only way to get out of something like this is to make sure he continues to get in there and get at-bats,” Collins said.
Collins pinch hit for Davis last night, and will do so again if the situation dictates, but said Davis will be in there and that’s the best way to right
While Collins is demonstrating confidence in Davis, it must be remembered the Mets have few alternatives should they option him. They could move Daniel Murphy to first, but that would only delay his acclimation to second base.
They could play Zach Lutz for a few games, but Davis is the future and eventually must learn to play himself out of slumps. He might as well learn now.