As we all know by now, Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has a torrid – as well as historic – start to the 2013 season.
Over the past few seasons, he has become not only a star, but an endearing presence to the Orioles fan base not only because of his freakish power and six-foot-three physique, but his ever-improving ability at the plate.
The baseball world saw that during the first four games of the season and brought Davis and the Orioles a lot of positive attention. It seemed that Davis single-handedly willed the Orioles to three wins as he hit four home runs and plated in 16, including a dramatic eighth-inning grand slam in the home opener.
In that period, Davis made baseball look like a video game and literally a one-man team.
The burly slugger made what should be a very, very hard game that most utterly fail at look easy.
For his efforts, he was named the American League Player of the week on Tuesday afternoon.
Davis once again delivered at the plate as he hit a ninth-inning homer that helped to spark a five-run rally and helped the Orioles defeat the Red Sox, 8-5, last night in Boston.
Overall, this season, he has five home runs and 18 RBIs in eight games; in addition, he has struck out only once.