Chris Davis -- yes, Chris Davis -- threw a nasty tailing 82-mph fastball to record a strikeout
With Baltimore trailing the Twins on Saturday night, 16-7, Davis took the mound in the ninth inning for his second pitching appearance and first since May 2012 -- in which he was credited with a win, no less!
On the hill Saturday night, Davis served up a home run to former teammate
(K)hris Davis. pic.twitter.com/jjJRE9Z5xC— MLB (@MLB) April 21, 2019
If you were curious, as I certainly was, this was not Davis' first career pitching strikeout. He picked up a pair of those in his two-inning pitching performance in 2012, so he now has three strikeouts over three innings of work in his career.
That means, of course, that Davis now has a K/9 ratio of 9. Not bad, Chris! Not bad at all.
After the game, the Orioles'
"I did watch CD and I’m going to ask him how to strike guys out, because he has more strikeouts than I do," Kline said to MLB.com's Joe Trezza.