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MLB Barometer: Herculean Clouts

Howard Bender

Howard Bender

Howard Bender has been covering fantasy sports for over a decade on a variety of web sites. For more from him, you can find his personal musings on his blog or follow him on Twitter at @rotobuzzguy. For questions, thoughts or comments you can email him at

He was already 1-for-2 with a three-run home run and a walk when he stepped into the batter's box in the sixth inning. After fouling off the first pitch, he dug his feet in again, set himself and then proceeded to launch the next pitch he saw into the stands in right field. Though it's never unexpected when he steps into the batter's box, the crowd erupted as if they had never seen something like this before. But in actuality, they haven't.

It's been a long time since the Orioles had themselves a hitter who was capable of competing for the American League home run title and the fans are absolutely beside themselves with excitement. In the team's 81st game, the exact mid-point of the season, Chris Davis belted his 30th home run of the year. Should this torrid pace continue, he would finish the season batting .333 with a Ruthian-like 60 home runs and 158 RBI.

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