Wade Davis RP KC 3 weeks ago

Davis earned his fifth win of the season Sunday against the Blue Jays, allowing a run on a pair of hits in his inning of work.

Although he was scored upon for the first time in his last 10 outings, Davis was bailed out by the Royals' offense after allowing the tying run in the eighth inning. The veteran has been a pleasant surprise this season for fantasy owners, as he has already accumulated five wins and nine saves, but his role as the team's top setup man does not guarantee these numbers will be duplicated in the second half.

Wade Davis RP KC 1 month ago

Davis allowed a hit and struck out two during a scoreless ninth inning to earn his ninth save of the season Sunday against the Atheltics.

Closer Greg Holland was unavailable after pitching the previous two days, affording Davis to step in and finish the game off. The 29-year-old has proved himself to be a stellar late-inning reliever, as his 0.27 ERA will indicate, but he will only see sporadic save opportunities as long as Holland is healthy.

Wade Davis RP KC 2 months ago

Davis picked up his eighth save of the season, as he put down the side in order after Greg Holland failed to record an out in the ninth inning Monday against Milwaukee.

Holland allowed three runs and two more baserunners to put a six-run lead into question. Davis remains in the argument for best reliever in baseball, closer or setup man, as his ERA sits at 0.32.

Wade Davis RP KC 2 months ago

Davis pitched a scoreless eighth inning Sunday against the Rangers to earn his third win of the season.

The veteran came on to shut the door in the latter stages of a tie game and was rewarded with the victory as the Royals took the lead in the bottom of the inning. Davis, who now owns a microscopic 0.38 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP, can still boost ratios for fantasy owners even though he is relegated to setup duty with Greg Holland healthy once again.

Wade Davis RP KC 2 months ago

Davis gave up his first run of the season Tuesday, allowing two hits and two walks while recording zero strikeouts in one inning against the Indians.

He needed 38 pitches to get through one inning and his previous season high for pitches in an inning was 28. Following Tuesday's outing, which goes down as his worst of the season by default, Davis has a 0.39 ERA and 0.83 WHIP, and remains one of the best setup men in the game.

Wade Davis RP KC 3 months ago

Davis notched his seventh save of the season Tuesday, pitching a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts against the Reds.

Greg Holland was apparently unavailable after waking up with a stiff neck, and while it does not sound like something that would keep him out for long, Davis could be in line for another save chance or two over the rest of the week.

Wade Davis RP KC 3 months ago

Davis struck out one batter Tuesday on his way to his sixth save of the season.

Greg Holland was activated after Tuesday's game, however, so Davis's save opportunities will likely dwindle. Davis has yet to give up a run yet this season, so there will certainly be some competition for the closer role.

Wade Davis RP KC 3 months ago

Davis struck out one and pitched a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to earn his third save of the season.

He hasn't allowed an earned run yet this season. Greg Holland is currently on the shelf with a Grade 1 pectoral strain, leaving Davis with a couple of weeks to fill in as the Royals' interim closer.

Wade Davis RP KC 4 months ago

Davis will take over as the Royals' closer with Greg Holland (pectoral strain) placed on the 15-day DL, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

A timetable for Holland's recovery was not immediately provided, but there will be a window for Davis, one of the game's premiere setup men last season, to get his first run as the team's closer. Davis has allowed just one hit and one walk with five strikeouts in five innings this season.

Wade Davis RP KC 4 months ago

Davis struck out the side and walked one while tossing a scoreless ninth to record the save against the Angels on Friday night.

Greg Holland was rested after he pitched on back-to-back days Wednesday and Thursday. If nothing else, Davis' save Friday night confirms the expectation that he would be the closer for the Royals if Holland were to succumb to injury. Holland pitched on three consecutive days five times in 2014, but he didn't receive a workload like that prior to May.