Davis sets record at 0 for 49, including warning track shot

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It also can't be encouraging for Davis, and fans of the team that owes him tens of millions of dollars, to hear that Velez, the previous holder of the record, had his streak end not with a hit, but with the end of his major-league career.

Davis struck out twice during the record-setting performance on Monday against the Oakland Athletics and has now whiffed 15 times already this season. Three of his four at-bats ended in a flyball out, with the record coming on a ball that, more often than not, is a hit in the major leagues.

Davis and the rest of the Orioles will be facing right-hander Marco Estrada and the Athletics on Monday in Baltimore.

'He really wanted to play today, ' Hyde said.

"I don't know what the Orioles have to gain by running him out there and basically penciling him in for 0-for-5 with three strikeouts", said Olney.

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"Fans are welcome to handle situations the way they want to", Hyde said. 'Unfortunately, it's hard to listen to for me'.

ESPN's Buster Olney joined First Up with Landsberg and Colaiacovo on Tuesday, saying that while he empathizes with what Davis is going through, he thinks it might be time for the Orioles to move on from the slugger. Since then, the Orioles traded talented infielder Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018 to avoid paying another nine-figure salary. Jonathan Villar has two homers, one triple, one double, and four RBIs over his last four games.

He hit.168 previous year, the worst batting average in major league history for a qualified player, with 16 home runs, 49 RBIs and a.539 OPS.

Since 1900, when baseball's modern era began, the lowest qualifying batting average ever recorded for an entire season belonged to former Detroit Tigers outfielder Rob Deer, who hit.179 in 1991, and Dan Uggla, who tied that mark in 2013 with the Atlanta Braves.

Chris Davis' last hit came on September 14, 2018. His RBI single in the sixth drove in the Yankees' first run of the series that did not score on a homer.

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