Davidson tossed six scoreless innings Wednesday against the Phillies, giving up four hits and a walk while fanning four. He didn't factor into the decision. Pederson didn't factor into the decision, but he looked impressive on the mound and hurled his second straight scoreless outing. In fact, the left-hander has allowed just three earned runs across 17.2 innings this season and has been one of the most surprising young arms in the National League despite the small sample size. Davidson could make his next start at some point next week during the series against the Red Sox at home.
Manager Brian Snitker said Davidson is scheduled to make his next start for Atlanta on Wednesday in Philadelphia, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The 25-year-old southpaw will be making his second straight turn through the rotation and his third start of the season for Atlanta after he allowed only six baserunners while striking out five over 5.2 scoreless frames June 3 against the Nationals. If Davidson can continue to mix his fastball, slider and curveball effectively while keeping his walks in check in his subsequent outings, he could have some longevity as Atlanta's No. 5 starter with Huascar Ynoa (hand) and Mike Soroka (Achilles) unlikely to return from the 60-day injured list until well after the All-Star break.
Davidson allowed one hit and five walks while striking out five in 5.2 scoreless innings during Thursday's win over the Nationals. He didn't factor into the decision. Davidson made his second major-league appearance of the year Thursday, and he was much more effective than when he allowed three runs in six innings during his season debut. The southpaw had some issues with command but held the Nationals scoreless to begin the game. However, he was forced to settle for a no-decision since Atlanta didn't get on the board until the sixth inning.
Davidson will be recalled to start Thursday's game against the Nationals, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Atlanta will turn to Davidson for a spot start in their series finale. In such an opportunity May 18, the lefty logged a quality start, striking out five and yielding three runs in six innings. Davidson has excelled as a starter in the minors and may work his way into Atlanta's rotation at some point if that success continues to translate to the major-league level.
Atlanta optioned Davidson to Triple-A Gwinnett following his start in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Mets. Davidson's demotion comes as somewhat of a surprise after he turned in a quality start Tuesday -- he allowed three earned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out five over six innings. With Huascar Ynoa (hand) recently joining Mike Soroka (shoulder) on the injured list earlier this week, Atlanta still has a long-term need for a fifth starter, so Davidson could still be summoned back to the big leagues when his next turn in the rotation comes up Sunday against the Pirates. However, Atlanta would need to place another player on the IL in a corresponding move in order to bring Davidson back from the minors this weekend.
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