So far in 2014, it seems to me that the rest of the league has caught on to what all of Baltimore knew last season, which is that Chris Davis can hit the baseball. In the short sample size of games that we have had so far this season, opposing pitchers seem to be shying away from throwing Davis anything that he can hit. Choosing instead to throw him pitches outside the zone and hoping he chases. Davis leads the team with 13 walks, and has reached base safely in the last 18 games. However, there’s always the fans out there who dont pay attention to the small stats that still matter, and only pay attention to whats on ESPN and MLB Network, which is “Why isn’t Chris Davis hitting homeruns?” This is a legitimate question given the fact that Davis had 6 homeruns at this point last season. Like stated earlier in the article, pitchers are shying away from Davis, giving him nothing to hit. The whole entire team seems to be off there game homerun wise, with the exception of last night of course, when they hit 4 in a 10-8 barn burner vs the Blue Jays. The whole entire team needs to adjust, Davis especially, because he’ll be the one getting most of the heat from the national media.
So, dont panic Birdland. The homeruns will start to come, we got a hot summer coming, the ball loves to carry in Camden Yards. So just sit back, relax, and just remember that were still winning some games without hitting homeruns, something we couldnt do last season.
The Orioles will be fine, we all have something to look forward to this summer, another great year of Orioles baseball is coming.