Davidson is slated to start Monday's game against the Phillies, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Davidson made his first start of the season Tuesday against the Brewers, and he picked up the win by tossing five scoreless innings. The southpaw will make a second turn through the rotation at home against the Phillies during Monday's series opener.
Davidson (1-0) earned the win during Tuesday's 3-0 shutout of Milwaukee, allowing three hits and three walks with three strikeouts in five scoreless innings. Making his first start and second appearance of 2022, Davidson scattered his baserunners across five innings and was never in any real danger. On the downside, the 26-year-old only tossed 38 of 69 pitches for strikes, with seven swinging strikes, and he's now walked five total batters in 7.2 innings. It's unclear what Davidson's role will be in the immediate future.
Atlanta recalled Davidson from Triple-A Gwinnett ahead of his scheduled start Tuesday in Milwaukee, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Reliever Tyler Matzek (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day injured list to clear a spot on the 26-man active roster for Davidson, who will be joining Atlanta for the second time this season. After making the big club out of spring training as the club's fifth starter, Davidson was pummeled for five earned runs over 2.2 innings when he was needed for a long-relief appearance April 11 against the Nationals. He was then optioned to Gwinnett, where he's proceeded to make regular starts while turning in a 4.44 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 34:9 K:BB across 26.1 innings. The defending champions will hope Davidson can bring some stability to the back end of the rotation, which has been a major trouble spot for Atlanta early in 2022.
Davidson will be recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to start Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Davidson will make his first start of the 2022 campaign after making one relief appearance earlier this season for Atlanta. He struggled in that outing, surrendering five runs on five hits and two walks while fanning two over 2.2 innings. Davidson had a strong 31.2 K% and 1.14 WHIP at Triple-A, although he had nine walks while surrendering five home runs in 26.1 innings.
Davidson was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday. Davidson was potentially in line to start Tuesday against the Nationals, but he wound up being needed out of the bullpen Monday and ended up allowing five runs in 2.2 innings of work. He was sent down to clear a spot for Bryce Elder, who will be the one to get Tuesday's start.
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