Orioles' first baseman Chris Davis' dreadful start to the 2019 season has hit rock bottom.
The 33-year-old set an MLB record during Monday's game against the Oakland Athletics, and not a record anyone would want to be a part of: Davis has not recorded a hit in his last 47 at-bats, a new MLB record for a position player.
Over the streak, Davis has struck out 27 times. Only three players in all of baseball struck out more than Davis a season ago.
The last time Davis recorded a hit was September 14. Over that span, 55 different pitchers have recorded at least one hit.
"I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I understand the frustration," Davis told reporters on Thursday. "Nobody’s more frustrated than I am.”
Davis is in the fourth year of a seven-year, $161 million contract.
Chris Davis hasn’t had a:
- run scored since September 18, 2018
- hit since September 14, 2018
- RBI since September 4, 2018
- home run since August 24, 2018
- road home run since July 20, 2018
- batting average above .186 since October 1, 2017
The Orioles owe him $92 million. pic.twitter.com/ix1FyQ9nLX— David Blattman (@davidblattman) April 7, 2019
After a 4-1 start to the season, the Orioles have dropped four straight.
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