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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Orioles’ Chris Davis hits home run vs. Red Sox

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis finally ended his hitless streak over the weekend, hitting an RBI single on Saturday for his first base hit in 55 at bats. Today he did one better: he hit a homer. It was his first round-tripper since August 24 of last season.

[Insert jokes concerning state of Red Sox pitching here.]

 

QLE Posted: April 16, 2019 at 04:30 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: chris davis, home runs, orioles

Sunday, April 14, 2019

O’ Yeah! Chris Davis Ends Record Hitless Streak, Smacks First Hit Of Season

BOSTON (WJZ) — Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis’ historic streak is finally behind him.  The struggling slugger smacked a two-RBI single off of Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello in the top of the first inning of Saturday’s game at Fenway Park,  ending a brutal string of 54 hitless at-bats that stretched back to September 14th of last season.

Players in the Orioles dugout gave Davis a rousing ovation after the hit as he stood smiling on first base, and the Boston crowd also gave him a warm reception. To celebrate the moment himself, he even asked to keep the baseball.

Davis had surpassed the record held by former Los Angeles Dodgers utilityman Eugenio Velez (46 ABs) set back in 2011.

It isn’t all sunshine for Davis quite yet though as he now must work to get on base with his bat more frequently, particularly if he wants to win back the support of frustrated Orioles fans. He’s certainly on his way though. Davis led all batters in the game, going 3 for 5, including two doubles, and knocking in four runs. The breakout game lifted his average for the season to .079.

So, how do we celebrate the end of this streak?

 

QLE Posted: April 14, 2019 at 07:10 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: chris davis, hits, orioles, streaks

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Orioles’ Chris Davis Sets MLB Mark For Longest Hitless Streak

BALTIMORE (WJZ)- Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis entered the Major League Baseball record books on Monday night yet again after his 0-for-5 performance against the Oakland Athletics pushed his hitless streak to 49 at-bats, setting the longest such streak ever recorded in baseball history.

Davis lined out to left field in the bottom of the fifth inning for the record-breaking out. In his second at-bat, Davis popped an easy foul ball that was dropped, giving him a potential gift-wrapped opportunity to avoid history. But he would then go on to hit a hard line drive to left field that was also caught.

Later, Davis would strike out looking in the bottom half of the seventh inning, then strike out again swinging in the eighth.

Former Giants and Dodgers infielder Eugenio Velez’s previously set the mark of 46 straight at bats without a hit that was set during the 2011 season.

So, how do we celebrate such a momentous occasion?

 

QLE Posted: April 09, 2019 at 03:48 AM | 61 comment(s)
  Beats: chris davis, hitless, orioles

Friday, April 05, 2019

Chris Davis is hitless with 11 strikeouts in 21 plate appearances to start the season

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis could not have started the 2019 season off worse. After an 0-for-3 performance on Thursday afternoon against the Yankees, which included three strikeouts, manager Brandon Hyde opted to pinch-hit for him with Hanser Alberto in the eighth inning against lefty Zack Britton. Alberto singled to put runners on first and second, but the Orioles couldn’t capitalize.

Davis remains hitless on the season in 21 trips to the plate. He has whiffed in 11 of those plate appearances. On the bright side, he has drawn four walks. Davis also started last season slowly, going hitless in his first 17 plate appearances before registering his first hit, a single, in the Orioles’ fourth game.

The major league record for consecutive games without a hit to begin the season by a non-pitcher is 23 by Eugenio Velez in 2011 with the Dodgers. So, Davis has a long way to go.

When we said we were hoping he’s surpass his 2018 performance, this wasn’t what we meant.

 

QLE Posted: April 05, 2019 at 03:34 AM | 84 comment(s)
  Beats: chris davis, plate discipline, strikeouts

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Chris Davis benched by Orioles after 3 strikeouts in opener

NEW YORK (AP) It didn’t take long for Chris Davis’ first benching of the season.

The first baseman with the $161 million contract was out of the Baltimore Orioles’ starting lineup against the New York Yankees on Saturday, two days after going 0 for 3 with three strikeouts in the opener.

Rookie manager Brandon Hyde started right-handed-hitting Trey Mancini at first base against left-hander James Paxton rather than the left-handed-hitting Davis.

At the rate it’s going, there’s a good chance that he won’t be suitable for our annual softball game….

 

QLE Posted: March 31, 2019 at 05:29 AM | 69 comment(s)
  Beats: bench, chris davis, orioles

Friday, March 01, 2019

Davis seeks to give Orioles their money’s worth in 2019

Few players in major league history delivered less bang for the big bucks than Chris Davis in 2018.

The two-time home run champion batted .168 with 192 strikeouts for the Baltimore Orioles before being benched in September following a 1-for-37 skid. His 16 homers and 49 RBIs were his fewest since 2011, and his .296 slugging percentage ranked last among 141 qualifiers.

Entering the fourth season of a $161 million, seven-year contract, Davis knows there likely is nowhere to go but up.

Mind you, it would be something if he found a way to go lower….

 

QLE Posted: March 01, 2019 at 06:15 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: chris davis, orioles

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Give Chris Davis a break on his Sarasota arrival. What matters is what he does when things count – The Athletic

“The player that was productive and successful in the past has not gone. He didn’t disappear,” Davis said. “He’s still here, and I think as far as my swing is concerned, I feel that I’m that player right now.”

It’s OK to be skeptical. We’re all skeptical. Davis will be 33 in March. He has hit above .225 just once in the past five seasons and has struck out 190 or more times in each of his past four campaigns. And his seven-year, $161 million contract, awarded in January 2016, has been a disaster since he signed the dotted line. Be my guest to curse that one repeatedly.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 16, 2019 at 07:55 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: chris davis, orioles

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Orioles’ Davis, Wright discuss team’s offseason changes at charity event

It was a quick diaspora from Baltimore for many of the Orioles’ players after their nightmare 115-loss season ended, but a pair who have sought through their ups and downs on the field to be more than uniformed presences in the city were back in town Monday for a charity event.

First baseman Chris Davis and right-hander Mike Wright Jr. represented the Orioles at the second annual Beltway Brews and Boards Celebrity Cornhole Tournament at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, an event featuring those two and dozens of current and former Ravens to benefit the Players Philanthropy Fund, an athlete-driven charity network founded by Ravens Ring of Honor member Matt Stover.

It’s been a quiet time for players and staff left with the Orioles organization, but the pair had equal parts gratitude for what the team accomplished under since-dismissed manager Buck Showalter and executive vice president Dan Duquette and excitement for the change that’s to come.

QLE Posted: October 23, 2018 at 07:06 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: charity, chris davis, mike wright, orioles

 

 

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