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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Orioles’ Chris Davis nearing unwanted record

Chris Davis

Chris Davis is approaching an unwanted record.

The struggling Baltimore Orioles first baseman went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against the New York Yankees on Sunday. That makes him 0-for-23 on the season.

If you go back to last season, Davis has not gotten a hit in his last 44 at-bats. According to the Elias Sports Book (via the AP), the most consecutive at-bats by an MLB player without a hit is 46 by Eugenio Velez in 2011.

Davis’ struggles have been difficult to watch, even for non-Orioles fans. He had to be benched last season because he was so unproductive. Bars started doing embarrassing promotions involving him.

He was so bad last year and is so bad again this year that you have to wonder how long the Orioles can continue playing him. The issue is all the money he’s owed on his contract, so Baltimore will want to give him plenty of chances to turn things around before thinking about cutting him loose.

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