Davis didn't allow a baserunner and struck out two batters during the ninth inning to record his 14th save in a 10-9 victory against the Reds on Sunday.
The veteran closer was very efficient, shutting down the Reds in 13 pitches. It hasn't been a great season for Davis, but he's been better lately, throwing four straight shutout frames. He is 1-3 and 14-for-16 in save opportunities with a 5.14 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 28 innings during 2019.
Davis pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his 13th save of the year in a 3-2 win over the Reds on Friday.
Davis needed only nine pitches to convert the save. The closer has now strung together three consecutive scoreless outings to lower his ERA to 5.33 on the year. He has 27 strikeouts in as many innings. The 33-year-old's hold on the closing job remains tenuous, with Scott Oberg waiting in the wings should Davis begin to falter again.
Davis struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to record his 12th save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Dodgers.
He did hit a batter, but otherwise it was a strong response from the veteran closer in the face of very public talk from the Rockies about removing him from ninth-inning duty. Davis still has a 5.76 ERA and 26:16 K:BB through 25 innings, though, and it will take more than one good appearance to build his job security back up.
Manager Bud Black said Friday that the club is talking about making changes at the back end of the bullpen, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Davis coughed up four runs in one inning Thursday, leading to his third loss and pushing his ERA to an even 6.00. The veteran's walk rate had been trending in the wrong direction for years, but those control problems have reached an entirely new level this season, a development which Black called "concerning." The Rockies are paying Davis a ton, but at this point, it's tough to justify keeping him in the closer role. Scott Oberg filled in capably earlier in the year when Davis was out with an oblique injury and would presumably step back in if a change were made.
Davis (1-3) was saddled with the loss against the Dodgers on Thursday, giving up three hits and four earned runs over one inning in Colorado's 12-8 defeat. He struck out none and walked one.
Davis entered with the game tied 8-8 in the ninth inning, but he couldn't preserve the deadlock as he gave up an RBI single to Chris Taylor before Kike Hernandez provided the big blow with a pinch-hit three-run homer. The veteran reliever has struggled mightily since returning from an oblique injury, as he's now given up 12 earned runs over his last 9.1 innings, yielding three homers and walking six batters over that stretch. Manager Bud Black hasn't given an indication that Davis' spot in the ninth inning is in jeopardy yet, but with Scott Oberg dealing to the tune of a 2.04 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP over 39.2 innings, Davis will need to right the ship soon if he wants to maintain his grasp on the closer role.
Davis gave up a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to record his 11th save of the season in a 6-3 win over the Giants.
It's been a shaky June for the veteran closer -- he now sports an 8.64 ERA and 6:5 K:BB through 8.1 innings on the month, having blown two of his six save chances -- but he seems to be righting the ship, reeling off three straight scoreless appearances. If he can stay healthy, Davis still has a reasonable shot at producing his fourth straight 25-save campaign, but anything more than that will require a very big second half.
Davis picked up the save against the Giants on Monday, tossing a scoreless ninth inning to close out Colorado's 2-0 victory. He didn't record a strikeout or a walk.
Davis had seen his ERA balloon from 2.55 to 5.40 over his last four appearances, but he turned in a smooth effort in this contest, needing 12 pitches to dispatch of the Giants in order and pick up his 10th save of the season. He seems locked in as the top ninth-inning option for the time being despite his recent struggles, so hopefully this clean outing is a sign he's getting back to form.
Davis allowed a run on two hits over one inning and recorded a pair of strikeouts to earn his ninth save Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Davis fanned Carson Kelly for the first out, but Kevin Cron responded with a solo home run. The 33-year-old then struck out Jarrod Dyson, but once again, the Diamondbacks answered with a single by Ketel Marte. Luckily, Davis got David Peralta to line out for the final out of the game to pick up his ninth save of the year. Through 23 appearances, the right-hander owns a 5.40 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and 23:13 K:BB.
Davis (1-2) took the loss and a blown save Sunday against the Padres as he allowed four runs on two hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning. He did not record a strikeout.
Staked to a three-run lead in the ninth inning, Davis allowed four baserunners and three runs before being removed with two outs. He then watched as the bullpen allowed the go-ahead run to score on a bases-loaded walk. Davis also blew a save in his previous appearance and has struggled to find consistency after returning from an oblique injury nine days ago.
Davis allowed two runs on three hits and a walk with one strikeout while getting just two outs to blow the save Friday against the Padres.
After Mike Dunn gave up four runs in the ninth inning, Davis was called upon to protect an 11-9 lead with one out and the bases empty. Unfortunately, Davis could not stop the Padres from rallying, giving up three hits and two more runs to blow the save and leave the game tied at 11. It was his first blown save of the season and the first time in franchise history that the Rockies blew a six-run lead in the ninth inning. The 33-year-old closer now owns a 3.44 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 21:11 K:BB with eight saves.
Davis got the save against the Cubs on Monday, working around one hit to fire a scoreless ninth inning and preserve a 6-5 victory for the Rockies. He struck out one and walked none.
Davis picked up his first save since returning from the injured list with an oblique injury with a scoreless effort to successfully protect the one-run lead. He now has eight saves without blowing an opportunity and sports a 2.16 ERA over 16.2 innings on the season.
Davis (oblique) was activated off the 10-day injured list Friday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Davis had a successful live batting practice session Wednesday and will make his return to the Rockies without a minor-league rehab assignment. The 33-year-old had a 2.45 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 18:10 K:BB with seven saves in as many chances before landing on the IL in mid-May.
Davis (oblique) could be activated from the 10-day injured list during Colorado's series against the Mets in New York that starts Friday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Davis said he feels ready to return after throwing a successful live BP session in Chicago on Wednesday, though the Rockies may opt to send him on a brief minor-league rehab assignment before activating him. Either way, it sounds like the veteran closer will be back with the Rockies in the near future.
Davis (oblique) threw a successful live batting practice session in Chicago on Wednesday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander said the session went well, as he continues to work his way back from the oblique injury that landed him on the 10-day injured list May 22. He's been progressing steadily and looks on track to reclaim his closer role from Scott Oberg in the near future, although it still hasn't been announced whether the Rockies will give Davis a minor-league rehab stint before he rejoins the club.
Davis (oblique) completed a bullpen session Friday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Davis had been playing catch through the week, but the bullpen session is his first since he last pitched May 14. The veteran right-hander will likely need another bullpen session or two before the team decides whether a rehab assignment is necessary.
Davis (oblique) threw for a fourth consecutive day Wednesday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Davis resumed throwing over the weekend and advanced to medium-intensity catch from about 100 feet Wednesday. Based on how he's feeling the right-hander believes he'll be ready to rejoin the Rockies sooner than later. "I threw some fastballs today and they felt pretty good," Davis said. "I've thrown the last four days, and I'm starting to get to a point where I don't really feel (the oblique injury)." Davis is expected to throw a bullpen session in the coming days, after which a more concrete timetable for his return will hopefully come into focus.
Davis (oblique) played catch for the third day in a row Monday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
While it's good news that Davis has resumed throwing, he still hasn't been scheduled to throw off a mound. The next step in his recovery figures to be throwing a bullpen session.
Davis, who landed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, is dealing with a mild oblique strain, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
After the initial news that Davis landed on the shelf, Saunders later noted that he was told it is not a severe oblique strain. Davis has not pitched since May 14, but it would still be surprising to see a pitcher return from any oblique strain in two weeks, so it seems likely that he will return sometime in June. Scott Oberg will be the team's primary closer in Davis' absence.
Davis was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a left oblique strain, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
He has not pitched since May 14, and now we know why. This should sideline him for more than the minimum 10 days, but an official timetable has not been disclosed. Seunghwan Oh and Jake McGee are the guys in the bullpen with closer experience, and Scott Oberg has enjoyed good results in the eighth, but Carlos Estevez probably deserves the first look based on merit. Estevez, who has a 3.27 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 22 innings, has 11 career saves, so he has some exposure to that type of role.
Davis picked up the save against the Red Sox on Tuesday, working around one hit to fire a scoreless inning and close out a 5-4 extra-innings victory for the Rockies. He struck out one and walked none.
Davis bagged his seventh save of the season with this clean effort, needing 14 pitches to successfully protect the one-run lead. It was a solid rebound effort after he gave up two earned to the Giants in his last appearance. He has yet to blow a save so far this season, and is now sporting a 2.45 ERA and an 18:10 K:BB over 14.2 innings.
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