Q: Describe what your season has been like as a member of the I-Cubs.
A: It has been a combination of things. Everybody got off to a cold start. We are starting to pick it up lately I think. Hopefully, it will start going in the right direction and things will turn around real soon. It hasn't gone very well. I just have to keep playing every day.
Q: Has it been the result of striking out a lot or just hitting the ball right at somebody's glove?
A: I have gone through both of that. I hit the ball hard for a certain period and then I went through a period where I was striking out a lot. I'm battling to find some kind of consistency.
Q: How soon do you think you can get out of this slump?
A: I think I can turn it around any day now.
Q: Where would you like to fit in within the organization a year from now?
A: I'm not trying to project anything right now. I'm just trying to get out of this little rut that I'm currently in and move forward from there.
Q: What was it like when you were traded from the Atlanta Braves last year?
A: It took me by surprise. It didn't take me long to adjust. You want to get a shot with any major league team; it doesn't matter where.
Q: If you had to describe yourself, what does Richard Lewis bring to the field every day?
A: Nothing spectacular. I just do a little bit of everything. I would have to say defense is the best part of my game.
Q: Has your self esteem been affected by the early season struggles this year?
A: No, my confidence is still fairly high considering everything so far.
Q: How is your leg after undergoing offseason surgery?
A: I was still rehabbing through most of Spring Training. It's getting close to 100 percent. It's pretty close.
Lewis batted .329 with 47 extra base hits and 59 RBI at Double-A West Tenn in 2004 to win Southern League MVP honors.