Entering today, Chris Davis hadn’t gotten a hit since last September. That’s an incredibly long time, and it was always going to end at some point. The only question was when, and today we got our answer: the first inning, against Rick Porcello.

Our long national nightmare is over, finally. That Davis did it by beating the shift and by driving in a few runs in the process makes it even better. Davis even asked for the ball:

To top it off, Davis ended up adding a double on top of his single:

If there’s any justice (or even just some regression to the mean), Davis will go on a tear here. In any case, the streak is over; records are almost always fun to watch, but this was the rare version that wasn’t.

 

About Jay Rigdon

Jay is a writer and editor for The Comeback, and a contributor at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer.