Sunday, April 29, 2012
Chris Davis, 2012 Topps Gold Foil #151
10-1 rout of the Athletics with a seventh-inning home run. He launched the ball 418 feet down the right field line for his first career homer onto Eutaw Street. It was Chris' fourth home run of the season and his third of the home stand, as he looks to shake the "AAAA" label that he acquired with the Texas Rangers. So far, so good: in this young season, Davis is hitting .313 and slugging .582. He's even striking out a bit less, though 17 K's in 67 at-bats doesn't exactly make him Tony Gwynn. It would be nice if the O's had a legitimate first baseman for the first time since...what, Rafael Palmeiro? We'll see how the next 140 games go.