Davies Finishing Strong

In Zach Davies’ last 14 innings on the mound (including a six inning gem on August 21 at Lakewood), he has allowed just two earned runs.  His ERA has dropped from 4.04 to 3.76 during the span.

Davies now ranks eighth in the SAL and sixth in the Orioles farm system with a 3.76 ERA.

I talked about this on the broadcast last night – when is the last time the Shorebirds had 2 young starters that put up these type of numbers?

Davies – 3.76 ERA

Eduardo Rodriguez – 3.31 ERA

You probably need to go back to 2008 when Zach Britton and Luis Noel as 20-year old pitchers.  Britton went 12-7 with a 3.12 ERA while Noel went 10-8 with a 3.96 ERA.

Michael Ohlman also deserves some space.  On Tuesday, he hit a double to deep center field to increase his on-base streak to 17 games.  The more impressive figure to me is that he has nine more walks (28) than strikeouts (19).  I challenge you to find me a player in the SAL with 40+ games played and 130+ at-bats with 9 fewer strikeouts than walks. 

Time to pack the bags in the hotel on a getaway day – check out is at 11am. 

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