Davies (6-12) lasted just two innings Friday against the Cardinals after allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two as he took the loss. Davies was slammed right away as five consecutive Cardinals hitters reached base in the first, amounting to three runs. He came back out for the second and allowed a pair of base hits before Tyler O'Neill took him deep to make it a 6-0 advantage for the redbirds. The 28-year-old has had a month to forget, as he put up a 15.32 ERA, 2.92 WHIP and 9:11 K:BB over 12.1 innings in September. Davies has failed to make it to the third inning in two of his last four starts but is set up for a favorable matchup to end the year with a meeting against the Pirates next week.
Davies allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three over 4.1 innings Friday against the Brewers. He did not factor into the decision. Davies held the Brewers off the board for three innings but was unable to contain them after that. The 28-year-old allowed five straight batters to reach to kick off the fourth, resulting in three runs for the opponents. He then allowed three of the first four hitters he faced in the fifth to reach before being pulled with the bases loaded and one out. One more run would come in to score that would be charged to Davies. The right-hander allowed 15 earned runs over his last three starts and has not seen the sixth inning since Aug. 20. He now sits at a 5.49 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, and 112:73 K:BB over 146 innings this season and leads all qualified pitchers in walks.
Davies (6-11) allowed five runs on four hits and three walks with one strikeout through two innings, taking the loss in Saturday's 15-4 defeat to the Giants. Davies was one strike away from escaping a bases-loaded situation in the second unscathed, but a two-RBI single from Tommy La Stella and a subsequent three-run homer from Brandon Belt spelled the end of the right-hander's day. After compiling a 1.72 ERA in May and a 4.17 ERA over the course of June and July, Davies has a 8.73 ERA over eight starts in August and September. The long ball has haunted the impending free agent lately, as he's given up 14 home runs in his last eight starts. He conceded just 10 in his first 22 starts of the season.
Davies allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out three batters over four innings Sunday against the Pirates. He did not factor into the decision. Davies was punished by the long ball Sunday. He allowed a first-inning solo home run to Yoshi Tsutsugo and then a grand slam to Brian Reynolds in the third. Reynolds would chase Davies out of the game in the fifth after leading off with a single and eventually came around to score, charging the 28-year-old with his sixth run of the game. Davies has now failed to reach five innings in seven of his last 11 starts and sits at a 5.16 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 108:67 K:BB over 139.2 innings. He tentatively lines up for a meeting with the Giants his next time out.
Davies allowed one earned run on six hits while striking out three across 4.1 innings in the win over the Twins on Tuesday. He did not factor into the decision. Davies' only run allowed came in the first inning after he allowed the first two batters to reach. He was pulled with one out in the fifth with the top of the lineup coming to bat. The 28-year-old has had an inconsistent season, but he's allowed just seven runs over his last four starts. He has a 4.91 ERA and 1.48 WHIP with 105 strikeouts in 135.2 innings.
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