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Wade Davis allowed three runs over five innings but escaped with a no-decision as the Royals beat the Astros on Tuesday.
Davis was fortunate to hold the Astros to just three runs, as he gave up eight hits and four walks on the night. After a strong start to the season, Davis now owns a 5.91 ERA and has won just one start since April 17. Fortunately for Davis, the Royals don't have any better options to replace him in the rotation at this point. His next start will come Sunday against the Angels.
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Wade Davis gave up four runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a win over the Angels.
Davis also walked three, so he really should have allowed more than just four runs. However, he was aided by double-play balls in both the fourth and fifth innings. Davis is now 3-3 with a 5.98 ERA. There doesn't seem to be much chance of him getting shifted to the pen this month, but it could happen in June if he doesn't begin to improve.
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Wade Davis was knocked around for seven runs in five-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Yankees.
Davis was pulled after he allowed consecutive hits to start the top of the sixth inning. Both baserunners eventually came around to score. Davis gave up seven hits in the loss, including two home runs. He has now allowed 19 runs in 19 2/3 innings over his last four starts, pulling his ERA up from 2.25 to 5.86 along the way. Perhaps the Rays had the right idea about using him as a reliever.
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Wade Davis was pounded for eight runs and 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings by the Indians on Monday.
Davis had a 2.25 ERA after three starts, but he's given up 15 runs -- 11 earned -- in 8 1/3 innings over the last two. It's not going to get him sent to the pen right away, but the Royals do have that option if Davis continues to struggle as a starter.
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Wade Davis allowed seven runs -- three earned -- in 3 2/3 innings against the Tigers on Wednesday.
His defense didn't help him out, but Davis still allowed eight hits and four walks on the evening. After a rough first start, Davis had turned in two strong outings before Wednesday's clunker, so it's tough to know which pitcher we'll see going forward. We're betting it's something in between. He'll get the Indians next on Monday.
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Wade Davis blanked the Braves for seven innings, striking out seven, to earn a victory in a 1-0 game Wednesday.
Davis and every other pitcher today benefitted from a generous Doug Eddings strike zone. With Eddings calling strikes off both corners, the game featured 19 strikeouts and no walks and was over in 2 1/2 hours. Davis still deserves a fair amount of credit in cooling off the red-hot Braves, but he wasn't quite as good as the line suggests.