Oh, baby Crush Davis is back!
After going 54 straight at-bats without a hit, the Orioles’ first basemen broke through on Saturday against the Red Sox.
CHRIS DAVIS GOT A HIT pic.twitter.com/VZvyoNPWcM
— Starting 9 (@Starting9) April 13, 2019
Unfortunately, the hit did not come soon enough as the Longview, Texas, native broke the former Dodgers infielder Eugenio Velez’ hitless streak of 49 straight at-bats.
It has been quite the struggle for Davis, who has grappled pretty consistently dating to his 25-game suspension for taking Adderall in 2014. The hitless streak developed quite the following as bars and restaurants throughout Baltimore offered deals contingent on Davis getting a hit. Here are some of the deals that were offered:
Although it seems Davis’ recent base hit opened the floodgates as he upped the ante in the Top of the 8th against the Boston Red Sox. (RELATED: Here’s How The Baseball World Celebrates Jackie Robinson Day)
Saturday: Chris Davis’ first hit of the season
Today: First HR of the season
— Bleacher Report MLB (@BR_MLB) April 15, 2019
Don’t look now, but it seems as though Davis could be making his case for AL MVP.