Something about the way Doug Davis answered a question about day games before his start last week didn’t exactly inspire confidence. He was open about saying he’d prefer pitching at night. Tossing and turning, trying to get good night sleep while the opposing lineup is running through your head, then going straight down to the ballpark before coffee and Lucky Charms is not ideal.
Maybe that explains why his first two starts were not the type that would earn him the nickname Old Reliable. The Brewers got the win last Wednesday. This Monday, Davis’ pitching was just a little sloppier than Ryan Dempster. Read more about it here.
And his next scheduled start is another day game, on Sunday against the Nationals.