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