Ravens’ Baker Extends Hit Streak to 25

Minneapolis Ravens third baseman David Baker, a switch-hitting 28-year-old playing in his 5th season, has extended his hitting streak to 25 games.

Baker is having a career season, as the low .290’s batter is currently hitting .338 with 11 home runs and 33 RBIs over 67 games.

Last season, Baker was an important feature in the Ravens lineup, driving in 50 runs, and scoring 44 times. The year before that, he was named Elimination Round MVP, and won the AEL Rookie of the Year in 2015. This year, he has been crucial as the team’s leadoff man for the majority of the year, hitting .625 with runners in scoring position in July.

His current hitting streak began on June 30, after going 2-for-5 against the Chicago Pit Bulls in a 15-0 drubbing that saw him score 2 of the Ravens runs. He’s had several multi-hit games since then, including a run of 5 consecutive multi-hit games from July 22-27 against Detroit and Louisville, going 17-for-25 with 5 runs scored. During that run he had 5 hits in a game twice, on back-to-back games against Detroit.

 

 

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