After going 4-for-4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday’s series clincher against the New York Yankees, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is officially hot again.
Davis had come back to earth slightly after a molten start to the season. But since May 9, he’s hitting .375 with five home runs and 13 RBIs. That doesn’t quite equal the pace Davis set when he drove in 16 runs in the season’s first four games. It’s awfully good for any mortal, however.
The funny thing is that Davis said he felt awful in batting practice before Wednesday’s game.
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“It was just one of those days where no swing I took felt right,” he said. “I felt like I was all over the place. I spent about half my day in the video room, looking at swings from earlier this year and even from last year, where I was a little bit calmer.”
Davis entered the game only 2-for-10 with six strikeouts against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda. But he and his teammates tried to push Kuroda deeper into counts Wednesday and stuck the right-hander with his worst outing of the season.
“It always helps when you swing at balls in the strike zone,” Davis said. “That’s what I tried to do tonight.”