Ike on slow start: “I don’t like letting the team down”

Ike Davis is frustrated again. Here are some of the first baseman’s comments after today’s loss:

On another slow start: “I feel that I have a lot of time to make up ground. Obviously it’s frustrating. I’m frustrated. I don’t like letting the team down like I have, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.”

On strikeout totals: “I don’t like striking out. If I was faster, I’d be upset. But if I hit a slow ground ball, I’m not going to beat it out. But I want to make contact more, because if I make contact more it’s probably going to mean I’m going to hit more balls on the barrel, and I’ll have more doubles and home runs. But I think last year I struck out a lot in the beginning. The strikeouts will go down too.”

On breaking out: “I guarantee in one of these next couple months that I’m actually going to help the team win a lot of games, and be the guy that if someone else isn’t hitting so well, I’ll be the guy to lean on. I have confidence in myself, but it is frustrating. There’s nothing else really I can say. It’s not like I’m not working. Obviously if you weren’t working right now, you don’t deserve to be here. It’s going to get better.”

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