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PLATINUM SOMBRERO: Chris Davis

Top 2: Chris Davis called out on strikes against A.J. Burnett

Top 3: struck out swinging against Burnett

Top 5: struck out swinging against Burnett

Top 8: called out on strikes against David Robertson

Top 10: struck out swinging against Hector Noesi

Top 11: grounded out to second against Noesi

Final Line: 0-for-6, 5 K, 7 LOB

Notes: Normally I’d take some time to enjoy Reynolds’ golden sombrero, especially after it took 139 games to happen.  However, the incredibly rare platinum sombrero always trumps a golden, and on Wednesday Chris Davis entered elite terroitory.  Hitting sixth in the Orioles’ lineup, just two spots behind Reynolds, Davis had a day to remember (or forget if you’re him) at the dish.  In six at-bats in the 11-inning contest, the recent import fanned five times to secure the first platinum sombrero of the 2011 season.  He even had a chance for a sixth strikeout in the 11th inning, but somehow managed to weakly ground out to the right side and spare himself the agony.

But seriously, it’s hard to have a worse day at the plate than Davis did on Wednesday.  He saw a total of 20 pitches (Burnett 11; Robertson 3; Noesi 6) over six at-bats. I guess 20 pitches might be acceptable for a player with a high contact percentage or average on balls put in play, but definitely not Davis.  It also just adds to insult that he was down in the count—either 1-2 or 0-2—in every at-bat.

Total 2011 Sombreros: 111

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