Davis worked around a hit and struck out a batter in a scoreless ninth Monday against the Dodgers for his 17th save. The Rockies have been reliable suppliers of close games, and Davis has done his job consistently, as he is now 17-for-19 in save conversions. Only five other relievers even have 15 save opportunities in 2018. This may be the only time one can ever say this about a reliever, but thus far in 2018, Davis should count himself lucky that he landed in Colorado's bullpen.
Davis got the save against the Giants on Thursday, working around two walks and recording one strikeout to lock down Colorado's 5-3 extra-innings victory. It wasn't entirely smooth sailing for Davis, who put the tying runs on base in the 12th inning before working his way out of the jam and recording his league-leading 16th save of the season. While he's partially been the beneficiary of a lot of opportunities as the Rockies continue to play close games, the veteran deserves credit for making the most of those chances. He's also got pretty solid ratios with a 2.79 ERA and 1.03 WHIP through 19.1 innings.
Davis worked around a walk to pick up his 15th save with a scoreless ninth Monday against San Diego. Davis continues to be the beneficiary of Colorado's propensity for close games, as Seattle's Edwin Diaz is the only other reliever to even see 15 save opportunities this season. The Rockies closer has also been lucky enough to make 12 of his 19 appearances thus far away from Coors Field. Davis has proven over the past half decade that he's one of the best relievers in baseball, but he has also gotten a few breaks to help him out to this hot start in 2018.
Davis collected his 12th save of the season in Friday's 8-7 win over the Mets, giving up one run on two hits and a walk over one inning while striking out two. The back end of the Rockies' bullpen made things an adventure, coughing up five runs in the final two frames, but Davis just managed to put out the fire. He's now struck out two batters in four straight appearances, and the right-hander's 2.70 ERA and 18:6 K:BB in 13.1 innings remain strong despite Friday's hiccup.
Davis threw a perfect ninth inning in the Rockies' 2-0 win over the Pirates on Tuesday, striking out one to lock down his eighth save of the year. That's now four consecutive outings where Davis has not allowed a hit in one-inning save opportunities. He's allowed a run to score in only two of his nine appearances, and he's holding opponents to a cool .111 batting average across 8.1 innings. Davis is a steady source of saves on a Rockies team that's now 11-8 on the year.