Chris Davis Breaks Epic Hitting Slump With Single Against Red Sox

Ross Houston
April 17, 2019

He snapped that sour streak with a 3-for-5 day during the Orioles' 9-5 win against the Red Sox on Saturday in Boston.

Perhaps someone forgot to tell the Red Sox the Patriots Day game started at 11am. Over 11 1/3 innings, he has walked 12 batters en route to an 11.12 earned run average. Up next for the 26-year-old left-hander is a start at home against the Twins. He crushed it and it got out of the yard real fast into the Red Sox bullpen. It didn't come until the bottom of the eighth inning, but a three-run shot put by Xander Bogaerts put an exclamation point on the ballgame and continued a depressing run by this pitching staff. Vélez went 0-for-46 between his 2010 and 2011 stints with the Giants and Dodgers and has not appeared in a major-league game since.

The Red Sox have won 43 of their last 62 divisional games and are 40-16 in their last 56 home games overall.

"I thought Dan mixed three pitches really well", Manager Brandon Hyde said.

Davis had gone hitless a record 54 straight at-bats, starting this season 0 for 33 before he lined a 1-0 pitch from Rick Porcello to push the Orioles ahead 2-0. Straily owns a 4.68 ERA, which isn't good, but his SIERA of 5.05 is worse, indicating that he's due for even worse regression.

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