Chris Davis continues to set embarrassing records with hitless streak
Baltimore Orioles “slugger” Chris Davis somehow has yet to pick up his first hit of the 2019 season, and he continues to cement his place in the MLB Hall of Shame the longer the brutal streak continues.
With a line out to center in the second inning of Thursday’s game against the Oakland A’s, Davis set yet another record that no player would want any part of. The out marked his 58th consecutive plate appearance without a hit, which set an MLB record previously held by Tony Bernazard.
Chris Davis gets another hand after a line out to deep center at 105 mph run down by Laureano. Davis sets MLB record going hitless in 58 straight plate appearances. Previous mark of 57 by Cleveland's Tony Bernazard in 1984.
— Steve Melewski (@masnSteve) April 11, 2019
Davis later grounded out, walked, a struck out, extending his streak to 60 plate appearances and 53 at-bats without a hit. He has a handful of walks on the season.
The slump Davis is in is truly remarkable. It would be hard to believe for any player, let alone one who is signed at a salary of $17 million per year through 2022. Even some recent advice from Jose Canseco doesn’t seem to have helped the first baseman, and you have to wonder if the Orioles will place him on the injured list at some point just so he can get his head straight.