Davies (6-7) allowed four runs across six innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Reds. He gave up seven hits and four walks while striking out eight. Davies allowed too many baserunners, and the Chicago offense didn't do him any favors by not scoring any runs until the ninth inning, but the righty was still able to turn in a decent outing. The eight strikeouts certainly helped him get out of trouble, and he's now struck out exactly eight batters in his last two starts. The figure is a season high and a bit of an outlier for Davies, who came into Wednesday's contest with a 6.1 K/9 this season. He'll now carry a 4.39 ERA into his next scheduled start Tuesday against the Rockies at Coors Field as he looks to even up his record.
Davies (6-6) allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out eight in 5.1 innings to earn the win against the Diamondbacks on Friday. Davies returned to the win column for the first time in nearly a month after he was forced to settle for a pair of losses and a pair of no-decisions in his last four starts. He got plenty of run support from the Cubs' offense in the 8-3 victory, and he's now allowed three or fewer runs in each of his last six appearances. The right-hander tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Reds on Wednesday.
Davies allowed two earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out three over 4.2 innings on Sunday in the loss to the Diamondbacks. He did not factor into the decision. Davies managed to surrender just two runs, but it could have been much worse. He stranded the bases loaded with no outs after a run scored in the fourth frame and found himself stuck in another bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning. Davies walked another four batters, continuing his streak for worst BB/9 among qualifying pitchers in all of baseball with a 4.8. Sunday was his sixth start where he walked more batters than he struck out. The 28-year-old carries a 4.35 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP in 97.1 innings this season.
Davies (5-6) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three in 4.1 innings, taking the loss versus St. Louis on Saturday. This was the third straight start in which Davies failed work into the sixth inning after doing so in his four previous outings. He mostly settled in after allowing an RBI single to Matt Carpenter in the first inning, but Paul Goldschmidt took him deep in the fifth. Tyler O'Neill followed with a single, and reliever Adam Morgan allowed O'Neill to score on a Tommy Edman home run. Davies' ERA ticked up to 4.37 with a 1.45 WHIP and 59:48 K:BB across 92.2 innings this year. He's alternated strong and poor stretches, so he'll probably welcome the All-Star break to get some additional rest.
Davies allowed two runs on four hits and two walks with one strikeout in five innings in a no-decision versus Philadelphia on Monday. While the Cubs lost 13-3, Davies actually had a fairly effective start. The two runs he allowed came on solo home runs by Andrew Knapp and Didi Gregorius in the third and fourth innings. The right-hander has now allowed four runs across his last 15 innings spanning three starts. He has a 4.28 ERA with a troubling 1.42 WHIP and 56:46 K:BB in 88.1 innings overall. Davies' next start lines up for this weekend's series versus St. Louis.
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