Ike Davis looked off-kilter in his final at-bat of the night on Monday, when he struck out with runners on first and second in the 11th inning of the Mets' 3-2 loss to the Reds.
Jerry Manuel thought it might be something mechanical, but Davis said no, he just swung through fastballs in that at-bat and the one before it.
Davis (1-for-5) nearly slammed his bat down in frustration after fanning in the 11th.
“I don’t know if that is a characteristic of anxiety that we have never really seen from Ike,” Manuel said. “Or is he just not feeling quite right at the plate.”
Said Davis: “If I make contact with one of those pitches, I won’t be as frustrated . . . I’ve got to hit a fastball down the plate. So yeah, that’s frustrating to me.”