Davies (7-1) took the loss in Friday's 5-3 defeat at the hands of the Giants, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two over five innings. He was done in by the long ball, with Pablo Sandoval and Kevin Pillar both taking the right-hander deep. Davies took his first loss of the season and has a 2.60 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 79.2 innings. He's next scheduled to face the Padres on Wednesday.
Davies (7-0) allowed three runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and one walk across five innings to earn a victory against the Pirates on Saturday. The Pirates were much more patient this time around against Davies, and as a result, Davies yielded three runs in the first three innings. He settled down in the fourth, however, and retired six of the last seven batters he faced. With the victory, Davies became the first pitcher in Brewers history to begin a season 7-0. He also has a 2.41 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 48 strikeouts in 74.2 innings. His next start will be in San Francisco next Saturday.
Davies (6-0) allowed two runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and a walk across eight innings to earn the victory against the Pirates on Sunday. The Brewers moved Davies up in the rotation Sunday after sending Gio Gonzalez to the injured list with arm fatigue. Milwaukee really needed a long start from Davies after the 13-inning affair Saturday. Davies obviously delivered, pitching into the ninth inning. He worked around eight hits mostly by holding the Pirates to 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position. With the win, Davies improved to 6-0 with a 2.20 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 69.2 innings. He's set to face the Pirates again, this time at home, in his next start Saturday.
Davies will now start Sunday against the Pirates, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Davies will move up with Gio Gonzalez heading to the injured list with arm fatigue. He'll gain a two-start week this week (though the news comes far too late for fantasy owners in weekly leagues to take advantage of the information) and lose one next week.
Davies didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Twins, scattering five hits and two walks over six scoreless innings while striking out four. Minnesota didn't get a runner past second base against the right-hander, but Davies was matched zero for zero by rookie Devin Smeltzer, and Milwaukee's bullpen faltered after Davies left the game. He now sports a 2.19 ERA and 42:19 K:BB through 61.2 innings, with four quality starts in his last five trips to the mound.