Chris Davis Continues to Improve Following Hitless Streak

May 13, 2019 - 11:56 am

By Joe Schiller

Chris Davis’ start to the 2019 MLB season was a nightmare, historic in fact.

Davis set an MLB record going 0-for-54 from the plate, until he recorded his first hit of the season against the Boston Red Sox on April 13.

The 33-year-old has received plenty of criticism for his struggles during a 7-year, $161 million deal. But Davis’ production is trending in the right direction.

In the second inning of yesterday’s 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels, Davis smacked a solo shot to the right field flag court. As MASN’s Roch Kubatko pointed out, Davis is batting 18-for-59 since starting the year 0-33.

That’s a .305 batting average, which puts you among the league leaders.

Davis’ recent form is a encouraging sign. Questions surrounded his future with the Orioles coming into this season under new management. Financially, the Orioles didn’t have much of a choice other than to stick with Davis and step by step, it seems to be paying off.

Davis still has a solid glove at first base and if he can get the bat going in the cleanup spot, it’ll continue boost his confidence and keep the Orioles in games.

Because even despite his struggles, when Crush gets on a pitch, he can send it as far as the best power hitters