Baltimore's Orioles first baseman Chris Davis's no-hit record is now at 53 at-bats after he went 3-0 in a loss to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.
Davis, in the fourth season of a seven-year, $ 161 million contract, was able to draw a walk and score a career in defeat. While he has not had a hit since Sept. 14, his other three at-bats resulted in a line out, a big game and a strike, Davis maintains a positive outlook.
"I feel like I'm watching the ball much better," Davis said after the game. "I mean, I lined up again and took a walk a little bit later, just keep working.
"For me, I can not concentrate on the result as much as I want, as much as I want to see some kind of return for all the work I'm doing, I have to focus on the process."
His hit drought is the longest in history. Can the Orioles fix a colorless batter who threw his uniform pants in the trash after a recent game? Says Davis: "I'm absolutely open to anything."
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis broke a Major League record for futility when his hitless streak reached 47 at-bats on Monday night.
Davis is 0-for-32 with 16 strikeouts this season. Despite their problems, some fans at Oriole Park in Camden Yards continued to show support.
"It's amazing, I mean, I appreciate it very much," said Davis, who has also managed to boo in recent games. "Really the last few nights, just the encouraging shouts, screams throughout the game, I know they're behind me, I know that the people who boo are not the majority, and I really appreciate the fans who show up and back me up."
Davis, 33, is trying to regain his Star form since 2013 when he drove 138 RBIs and hit 53 homers. He hit at least 26 homers in the four seasons after that, but he dramatically pulled back last season, posting the worst .168 batting average with 49 RBIs and 16 homers.
Thursday's loss was Baltimore's third straight and seventh in its last eight games. Baltimore could use Davis' production, but said he only trusts the process.
"The more I try to go out and do or try to take on all of this on my own, the more it costs me, as I said, I must trust the process, trust that the work I'm doing, at some point will turn around" , He said. "When the weather warms up, I'd like to think that some of those line units are leaving, they're getting caught right now, so I'll keep going and work and try to make good at-bats."