About Last Night: Is Ike ready to break out?

Yesterday, Ike Davis delivered the game-winning RBI single in the 11th, as part of a 3 for 6 day.



Over his last three games, Davis is 5 for 12 with two walks, a double and an RBI. Overall, he is batting .169 with three homers and 8 RBI.

“It’s going to be a slow process,” Davis told reporters after the game. “You’re not going to wake up tomorrow and I’m going to be hitting .300. It’s going to take every game where I’m grinding it out, and hopefully in a couple of weeks, my average will be back to normal.”


Brian Erni: Ike’s right. He needs to keep chipping away to get those number where he wants them. But this series in Colorado got that process started. The 5 for 12 was even a tad misleading, since he easily could have had 7 or 8 hits. Twice over the weekend, he hit scorchers right at Marco Scutaro (one of which actually the second baseman over), and he hit one to the warning track in left centerfield that Dexter Fowler made a nice play to run down. What’s even better: he started hitting the ball to left field. That leads me to believe he’s less out in front and starting to let the ball come to him: something he struggled mightily with at the onset of the season. The game winning hit came on a 1-1 pitch on the outside half that Davis may have taken for a strike or rolled a ground ball over to second on a week ago. But he went with it and chopped it through the hole between third and short to plate David Wright with the game winner.

During yesterday’s broadcast, Keith said Ike told him he felt like he was standing too upright at the plate, and as a result, his hands were dropping. Now that he feels his hands are in a better spot, I think he trusts them a little more, thus he’s not inclined to lunge the way we were seeing the first three weeks of the season. There’s no questioning the results, and headed to another park that favors hitters could help Ike continue his quest off the interstate. It’d be nice to see Ike continue using all fields as he did yesterday, and take aim at that short porch in left at Minutemaid.