Davis will move to a middle-relief role for now, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports. Coors Field does a number on many pitchers' statlines, but Davis certainly can't blame his home park for the entirety of his 6.82 ERA, which translates to a park-adjusted ERA- of 134 (34 percent worse than league average). His 22.3 percent strikeout rate better suits a middle reliever, while his 13.5 percent walk rate is quite poor. Scott Oberg will handle the ninth inning for now.
Davis (1-5) took the loss Wednesday against the Dodgers after surrendering five runs on four hits and one walk while recording only one out. Davis entered to start the ninth inning with the game in a scoreless tie, and he delivered his worst performance of the season by giving up a pair of multi-run homers. The veteran right-hander hasn't blown a save since mid-June, but he still has a 9.67 ERA, 12:8 K:BB and three losses in that stretch. The Rockies previously discussed a shakeup for the back end of the bullpen and seem likely to be considering their options once again.
Davis allowed one walk and struck out the side in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Thursday against the Nationals. Davis was called upon to protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning. He did so in commanding fashion, whiffing three of the four batters he faced to record his 15th save of the campaign. Davis has been an unsteady performer this season, though he has turned in a scoreless outing in eight of last 10 appearances. Even accounting for that stretch, he has a 5.64 ERA and 1.62 WHIP with 32 strikeouts across 30.1 innings.
Davis didn't allow a baserunner and struck out two batters during the ninth inning to record his 14th save in a 10-9 victory against the Reds on Sunday. The veteran closer was very efficient, shutting down the Reds in 13 pitches. It hasn't been a great season for Davis, but he's been better lately, throwing four straight shutout frames. He is 1-3 and 14-for-16 in save opportunities with a 5.14 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 28 innings during 2019.
Davis pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his 13th save of the year in a 3-2 win over the Reds on Friday. Davis needed only nine pitches to convert the save. The closer has now strung together three consecutive scoreless outings to lower his ERA to 5.33 on the year. He has 27 strikeouts in as many innings. The 33-year-old's hold on the closing job remains tenuous, with Scott Oberg waiting in the wings should Davis begin to falter again.