Baltimore Orioles: Chris Davis Home Run Streaks


Aug 3, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (19) celebrates with catcher Matt Wieters (32) after hitting a home run against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Davis put the Baltimore Orioles into the lead Monday night in Oakland with a first inning three-run bomb off Jesse Chavez and the O’s would never look back, winning by a final score of 9-2. Tyler Wilson would be the beneficiary of this offense, giving the Orioles 7.2 good innings of two-run baseball on six hits. The win gets the Orioles off to a good start on a critical nine-game west coast swing.

The home run for Davis was his 27th for the season. It was also his eighth home run in the past 13 games. Over that stretch he has 22 RBIs, and the Orioles have a record of 8-5.

In his time with the Baltimore Orioles, we have seen Chris Davis have these sorts of streaks where he hits multiple home runs and really carries the team over those times. Here are few other such streaks in the past …

  • The beginning of 2013 – Davis had the incredible start for the 2013 season. In the first nine games of the year he hit six home runs and had 19 RBIs – 16 in the first four games.
  • June 2013 – Davis hit seven home runs in nine games, driving in 13 runs.
  • July 2013 – There was a stretch of four games where Davis hit a home run in each, with eight runs knocked in.
  • End of the 2012 season – Davis homered in six consecutive games – a total of seven long balls and 13 RBIs that carried the O’s into the playoffs.

In the five stretches mentioned in this article – four from the past and this current streak – the Orioles have a combined record of 26-15. Annualize that and it comes out to 102 seasonal wins.

Davis has now hit 183 home runs in his career, 141 of them with the Orioles. If you add his 118 minor league home runs, he is now over 300 in his professional career.

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Looking back at these numbers, it is interesting to see that Davis actually only hit two home runs in 129 plate appearances for the 31 games he played after coming to Baltimore in 2011. It was known at that time that he had power, though nobody was thinking he would hit quite as many as have come off his bat since then.

Davis has hit 123 home runs in victories for his team, with the other 60 in losses. Caleb Joseph, who hit his 18th career home run Monday night, has hit 14 of the 18 in games that the Orioles have won.

While looking at Chris Davis’ home run log, it is interesting to see that of his 183 career home runs, there is no pitcher off whom he has hit more than three round-trippers. Five pitchers have given up three home runs to Crush: Carlos Villanueva, Ervin Santana, Rick Porcello, Phil Coke, and Ivan Nova.

Coco Crisp had two hits for the A’s in his first game back since May. He has been a tough out for the Orioles over his 14-year career during which he has an overall average of .268.  Against the Orioles it is .288 with a .388 on base percentage.

The Orioles looked really, really good in this game, totally dominant in every aspect. May this trend continue! This was win number eight in the past 10 games, placing them 5.5 games behind the Yankees.

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