Davis struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his 43rd save of the season in a 5-2 win over the Nationals. While his 4.13 ERA isn't up to the standards he posted at sea level, Davis' 1.06 WHIP and 78:26 K:BB through 65.1 innings on the season are still solid. The 33-year-old will continue to head the Rockies' bullpen throughout the postseason and into 2019.
Davis earned the save in Thursday's victory over the Phillies, allowing one hit and striking out two in a scoreless ninth frame. Davis allowed the first batter of the inning to reach on a single, but he retired the next three batters in order with two strikeouts. His ERA still sits at an unimpressive 4.20 on the season, but he owns a 1.07 WHIP with 76 strikeouts over 64.1 innings to go along with 42 saves.
Davis got the save against the Diamondbacks on Sunday, striking out one without allowing a baserunner over a scoreless ninth inning to close out Colorado's 2-0 victory. It the 41st save of the year for Davis, who has settled down in recent appearances after a string of rough outings had pushed his ERA up over 5.00. That's now down to 4.26 following this outing, to go along with a 1.07 WHIP and 74 strikeouts over 63.1 innings.
Davis got the save against the Giants on Sunday, striking out two with no walks over a scoreless ninth inning to close out Colorado's 3-2 victory. Davis has been volatile at times in 2018, but he seems to have settled down of late, as he's now given up just one earned run in his last 10 outings, with this clean effort against San Francisco bringing his save total on the season up to 40. His 4.48 ERA is still a bit bloated thanks to his handful of meltdowns, but he's still racked up more than enough saves to have functioned as a viable fantasy closer this season.
Davis struck out the side in a scoreless inning of work to earn his 38th save of the season Monday against the Giants. Davis was thrust into a save opportunity after a late comeback by his team and he wasted little time in retiring the side. He threw nine of 15 pitches for strikes as he recorded his ninth straight scoreless inning of work. Davis struggled mightily earlier in the season, but he's returned to form at the right time for Colorado.
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