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  1. the pitch that struck out Adrian Gonzalez definitely looks like some sort of spilt finger

    Comment by Ross — May 7, 2012 @ 12:20 am

  2. Taylor teagarden is glad he is with the orioles so he doesn’t have to face him

    Comment by clint — May 7, 2012 @ 12:25 am

  3. is Chris Davis some kind of like strikeout wizard, where strikeouts always happen when he’s around, regardless of which role he’s playing?

    Comment by Keegs — May 7, 2012 @ 12:32 am

  4. No pitch FX?

    What am I going to base ALL my thoughts and for that matter my entire baseball existence on?

    Comment by Dustin Parkes — May 7, 2012 @ 12:50 am

  5. He is gripping the ball like a four seam fastball but his arm slot gives him that good sinking action.

    Comment by robertobeers — May 7, 2012 @ 1:02 am

  6. Davis said it was a splitter in his postgame comments. It was about 7 mph slower than what you’d call his fastball, which was actually respectable on the gun readings they showed on TV (fastball high 80’s). The comp was McDonald, his counterpart, who was only in the low 80’s on his fastball.

    Comment by sheets — May 7, 2012 @ 1:07 am

  7. Love it!

    Comment by AustinRHL — May 7, 2012 @ 1:10 am

  8. Drop Liriano for Davis???

    Comment by longbeachyo — May 7, 2012 @ 1:23 am

  9. My Guess is something Akin to the plot of Face Off happened, where Chris Davis traded places with someone incognito like Ben Sheets.

    Comment by samuelraphael — May 7, 2012 @ 1:23 am

  10. I was following on GameDay and it listed McDonald’s stuff as all 82-83 cutters and change-ups. It’s that lack of difference that ultimately doomed him. Well that and not having Davis’s sick splitter.

    Comment by Donut3 — May 7, 2012 @ 1:27 am

  11. no, its a split finger

    Comment by Kyle H — May 7, 2012 @ 2:00 am

  12. Chris Davis does well against former Rangers prospects. If Chris Davis were to face Chris Davis, he’d own him

    Comment by aj grands — May 7, 2012 @ 2:02 am

  13. Strikeouts are always lurking behind the veil. There are people who can wear thin the boundary between worlds, and tap into the limitless power of the K (both forward and backward).

    To think you guys thought Adam Dunn had a career worst year.

    Comment by CJ — May 7, 2012 @ 2:06 am

  14. Without pfx data to act as a crutch, I’m imagining a world where online baseball journalists use innovative and utterly ground breaking literary devices such as sarcasm and hyperbole to fill the void.

    Comment by Kris — May 7, 2012 @ 2:07 am

  15. Chris Davis v. the Minnesota Twins: unstoppable force meets immovable object.

    Comment by CJ — May 7, 2012 @ 2:09 am

  16. Pssh. Like that would ever work in a thousand years.

    Comment by Carson Cistulli — May 7, 2012 @ 2:10 am

  17. Yes, Lirano is completely regressing and Davis has been on a tear (outside of his 0-8 today).

    Comment by Rusty — May 7, 2012 @ 2:32 am

  18. it would prob mean the return of scouting jargon! that would be so AWESOME!

    you wanna talk about crutches?

    p.s. giving me hfx!

    Comment by Mike — May 7, 2012 @ 2:49 am

  19. Strikeouts would most certainly occur.

    Comment by Will — May 7, 2012 @ 6:13 am

  20. GO EAST RANGERS!!! Hunter, Davis, O’day, Chavez, strop, teagarden.

    Comment by Daniel — May 7, 2012 @ 9:49 am

  21. When I first read this, I thought it said “Chili Davis scouting report.” Can I get a Chili Davis scouting report? Or at least Chili Davis surrounded by chili?

    Comment by Smorgasbord — May 7, 2012 @ 9:54 am

  22. Koji Uehara could not be reached for comment. ;)

    Comment by Ch. Ranier — May 7, 2012 @ 10:53 am

  23. According to the Google Translate overlords, Clutch translated to German and back is Clamp. Gamer doesn’t translate, but “the one who games” comes back as “the one that matches”
    Therefore, Chris Davis is “Clamp Matches.”
    QED

    Comment by Jack — May 7, 2012 @ 11:13 am

  24. 54 Ks?

    Comment by Kyle H — May 7, 2012 @ 11:13 am

  25. I think he meant davis the pitcher

    Comment by Kyle H — May 7, 2012 @ 11:14 am

  26. It takes special moxie to pitch the 16th & 17th inning. Nick Markakis, for example, only has the stomach for the 15th inning.

    Comment by Steve Balboni — May 7, 2012 @ 11:27 am

  27. Keep in mind this is a guy that had a Labrum injury last season. They won’t let him play third but they will let him pitch.

    Comment by Randomdigits — May 7, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

  28. Pitch F/X only works for 6 hours, then you have to put more quarters into the machine

    Comment by Loose Changeup — May 7, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

  29. Davis hit 91 in the 16th but faded fast in the 17th.

    The strikeout to A-Gon game with 2 guys on and none out, on 3 pitches. It was like that scene in “rookie of the year” where the 13 year old kid strikes out the slugger with an underhand softball pitch.

    Comment by amy desalvo — May 7, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

  30. According to Davis it was a split finger to Salty and the pitch to AGon was just a fastball he took some off of.

    Comment by Randomdigits — May 7, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

  31. “Throw ‘em the big stinky cheese!”

    Comment by Tim — May 7, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

  32. I used babelfish translator and “clutch” translates back to “Chris Davis”

    Comment by Dealer A — May 7, 2012 @ 8:30 pm

  33. http://tinyurl.com/7f5qndd

    Comment by theBlundertron3000 — May 7, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

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