While you were sleeping, Chris Davis belted his eighth home run of the season in the Orioles resounding 10-2 victory over the Athletics in game one of the four game set. Davis’ homer, hit 386 feet, was an opposite field shot hit to left centerfield in the roomy Coliseum.
I believe they call that place the “O.co Coliseum,” but I refuse to call it that.
Davis’ power surge has gotten many to take notice over the first 22 games of the season, but few are discussing the more well rounded hitter he seems to have become in 2013. As Daniel Moroz tweeted late Thursday night, with two walks and a homer, Davis bumped his wOBA back above .500 for the Major League lead on the season.
His 24 RBI are the second most in baseball behind Mike Napoli, but he’s not just driving in runs, he’s also being more patient at the plate and getting on base. At .457, Davis’ on base percentage is the highest in the American League and fourth in all of baseball. His 1.233 OPS leads all of the big leagues.