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Rays vs. Orioles GDT 1: KHAAANNN!!!

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Let us sing a war song for the fallen brother.

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Chris Davis has a 205 wRC+ and 3.5 WAR already. But take heart! Chris Davis enters this series relatively cold. Over his last 7 games, he has a mere 161 wRC+ (that's a .385/.385/.577 slash).

The Rays were able to contain Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera to mostly singles. Does that mean the luck will swing the other way for Chris Davis? No, that's the Gambler's Fallacy. The best we can do is project a 134 wRC+ for Davis (that's his wRC+ from 2011 through 2013 combined) and hope the Rays have found some gaps in his swing -- or have an empty base waiting for him.

CONCERNING THE GIANT, DEAD, PREGNANT MANTA RAY:

A hearty thanks to D-Russ for alerting me to Khan's treachery.