Winner, Winner… Platinum Sombrero?

A pop quiz: “How many K’s in a single game does it take to where the golden sombrero?”

Answer: Four.

What’s worse, how about a Platinum Sombrero which is five. A Titanium Sombrero is six. Need a refresher course on Baseball Slang… head over to this post in the archives.

Now that we are caught up on our strikeout slang, Chris Davis gets the privilege of wearing a Platinum Sombrero but on the front of it is a giant “W”. That “W” is for a win. Yes, a WIN.

Chris Davis is a long time hyped prospect coming through the Rangers organization. He was traded for a RP (Koji Uehhara) last July at the trade deadline. Davis is a free-swinging power hitter. In 2010, he fanned 150 times in about 400AB’s. In 2011 and 2012, he fanned in 33% of his At-Bats. But he also had 17HR in 2009 and 21HR in 2010 in limited At-Bats. Davis has always been known for his big bat (and the holes in it), but not for his pitching. The Bo-Sox and Fighting Showalters (Orioles) played almost 2 full games on Sunday. And it wasn’t a double header. They played 17-innings. And both teams went through 8 different pitchers. So, in the bottom of the 16th, Chris Davis took the mound. Pitched a scoreless inning and then Adam Jones unleashed a 3-run HR vs the Red Sox last pitcher… Outfielder Darnell McDonald (yes, the Red Sox had a position player on the mound). Davis then came back out in the 17th. Took a liner of his body. Struck out A-Gon. And then got Darnell McDonald to line into a game ending double play.

So Davis’ final stats line… 0 for 8, 5 K’s at the plate and 2.0IP, 2 K’s on the Mound, and the Win! Platinum Sombrero with a “W”. Wear it as proud as you want Chris Davis, you definitely earned it. (Sorry Chris Davis fantasy owners and HR Derby owners, you don’t get credit for that “W”… only the 5 K’s)

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