Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters. Another weekend is coming to a close. There has been beautiful weather (despite a few passing storms) in the Baltimore area, and yesterday was the perfect day to spend outside. It was also the perfect day to watch the Orioles since they spent the afternoon beating up on the Red Sox. If you were smart, you figured out a way to do both!
Of course the big news from yesterday is that Chris Davis broke out of his prolonged slump in a big way, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI in yesterday’s 9-5 win. You can see video on his big hit here, and read all the details of the win in Mark Brown’s game recap. Don’t forget to vote in the MBP poll! It’s an easy one.
The Orioles play game three of their four-game series with the Red Sox today at 1 p.m. A win today can guarantee them a split. John Means makes his second major league start against David Price for the Red Sox.
Chris Davis Link-O-Rama
“It meant a lot to me”: Orioles’ Chris Davis ends hitless streak with three hits over Red Sox - Baltimore Sun
I didn’t think I’d be as happy for Chris as I ended up being. Now I just hope he can continue strong.
Orioles’ Chris Davis breaks MLB-record slump with two-run single against Red Sox - The Washington Post
I'm not usually a fan of stories that include lots of social media embeds, but it's nice to see these about Davis.
How Chris Davis snapped, embraced baseball's most epic oh-fer - ESPN
You guys I know this team is bad. But I like them.
Chris Davis' first hit causes open bar | MLB.com
It was a good day to be at Lee's Pint & Shell, where a Chris Davis hit kicked off a two-hour open bar.
Mike Elias says Orioles are ‘absolutely’ committed to keeping Chris Davis as he ends historic slump – The Athletic
If you want the Orioles to hang onto Chris Davis, this is good news. Even if you don't want them to, the information in here of how the new front office is helping him succeed is positive.
Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have SO many Orioles birthday buddies. Eight, in fact. April 14th might be the biggest day for birthdays of formal Orioles in the whole year. They are:
- Jeff Fiorentino, who played in 56 games for the Orioles in 2005-06 and 2009. He made his major league debut at the young age of 22. You might remember him by the nickname Screech. Fiorentino turns 36 years old today.
- Gregg Zaun, who is best known in Birdland for being Rick Dempsey’s nephew. That’s not really fair to Zaun, who had a 16-year major league career, including 146 games with the Orioles from 1995-96 and 2009. Zaun turns 48 years old today.
- Brad Pennington, who is best known for me turning off the TV when he came into the game so I wouldn’t have to see the carnage. Pennington appeared in 50 games for the Orioles from 1993-95, all out of the bullpen. His Orioles ERA was 7.49. Pennington turns 50 years old today.
- Mike Trombley, who spent most of his 11-year career with the Twins. But he had one good season in the Orioles bullpen when he put up a 3.46 ERA in 2001 out of the bullpen. Trombley turns 52 years old today.
- Jay Aldrich, whose 62 major league games include seven out of the bullpen for the 1990 Orioles. Aldrich finished his career in Baltimore. Today is his 58th birthday.
- Greg Myers, who put together a very solid career as a backup lefty-hitting catcher. His 18-season career included a two-year stop in Baltimore from 2000-2002. Myers turns 53 years old today.
- Frank Bertaina, who started his major league career the Orioles, pitching for them from 1964-1967. He made one more stop with the Orioles in 1969. Bertaina passed away in 2010 at the age of 65.
- Kal Segrist, who appeared in 20 major league games in his career. Seven of those games were for the 1955 Orioles. Segrist was a utility infielder. He passed away in 2015 at the age of 84.
On this day in 1990, Cal Ripken began a streak. Not THE streak, but a streak. Ripken went a major league record 95 games and 431 chances by a shortstop without creating an error.