Everyone that knows a baseball is round is focused on Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis for his monstrous start to the 2013 season. Without a doubt he deserves the attention for four homers in four games and 16 RBI so far. Something you might not think of is someone with four homers and 16 RBI, isn’t doing it alone. Davis is getting a lot of help from his teammates which is cool because that is what teams are supposed to do. See, you might not have noticed the year that Adam Jones is having just in front of Davis. Take a look.
Jones bats in front of Davis and he is third in Major League Baseball with a .526 batting average going into Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Twins. Guess what that means? He might not have any homers yet but Jones is scoring some runs folks. As a matter of fact he leads the majors with 8 runs scored through four games. Figure almost half of Davis’ RBI includes number 10 running across the dish in front of him. That is the great thing about a team.
Go ahead and have a year Chris Davis. Those four homers would still be impressive but the awesome start wouldn’t be quite so awesome if he didn’t have a whopping 16 RBI. Kudos to Adam Jones for his great start also. He has ten hits in 19 at-bats and shows no signs of slowing down. Just as Davis benefits from Jones being on base, Jones is on base because teams certainly aren’t going to pitch around him to get to Davis. Conversely, they can’t walk Davis because runners are always on base when he comes up. Such is why the Orioles are scoring buckets of runs in 2013.