NEW YORK -- Ike Davis knows his numbers, and he understands they have to improve. The Mets first baseman has been playing through an extended slump to start the season, and he'll go into Tuesday's game against Milwaukee with the lowest home batting average (.057) of any big league player.
Davis has just one hit at home since April 23, and he's been ice cold while the Mets have won 11 of their first 17 games at Citi Field. Davis, hitting .258 on the road, believes that streak will turn.
"I mean, if you just took my road numbers, I'd be doing decent this year," he said of his early-season stat line. "I haven't found a hole at home. I haven't hit a home run here. Obviously, it's going to change. I'm not going to go 0-for-the-season at home. Eventually, I'll start getting some hits here, too."
Davis has hit all five of his home runs on the road, and he said he'd have to go back to Class A Brooklyn to remember the last time he struggled this mightily. Despite his adversity, Davis said that he isn't really pressing and that he won't let himself fall into any traps he can avoid.
"Obviously, I want to play better, but it's not the frustration that's holding me back," he said. "I'm just trying to work and have good at-bats. Lately, I've felt like I've had good at-bats. I'm just not hitting the ball where I want to or as hard as I want to. ... I haven't found a hole yet this year."