Aybar struggling at the plate, but trying to weather the storm
Erick Aybar has had his share of offensive issues over the past week, as he tries to find the consistency necessary to be the Los Angeles Angels' leadoff hitter.
He entered play Tuesday in a 2-22 skid, but told Oscar Terrones of the O.C. Register that his focus at the dish hasn't changed: "I always go up to the plate looking for my pitch to try and get on base."
His manager, Mike Scioscia, compared his personal woes to that of the Halos as a team, considering their inability to stay consistent as an offensive unit. Said Scioscia to Terrones: "We’re searching for (offense). I think early on we hit some balls hard with not a lot to show for it. Guys are working hard. We’re just not getting the results right now. We have to be more than two or three guys in a lineup if we’re going to reach our goals. We’re confident we will be, but we need to get going.”
Aybar echoed Scioscia's sentiment, adding that he still feels confident as a leadoff hitter and vows to break out of his slump: "You have to remain confident in yourself. (You have to) put past games behind you and keep your head up.”
So far in 2015, Aybar is slashing .251/.296/.296.