How does a guy who is 6′5″, 220 pounds respond to getting roughed up in Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox? He pitches a complete-game shutout in his third major-league start against the Baltimore Orioles. I finally got to watch heralded prospect Wade Davis pitch last night as the Tampa Bay Rays took on the Orioles at Camden Yards. The first thing I thought to myself when I saw Davis in the first inning was: man, this guy is a big dude. Between Davis and Jeff Niemann (6′9″, 280 pounds), the Rays have their version of Akeem and The Big Boss Man—AKA: The Twin Towers. That being said, Davis was extremely impressive last night. He was mixing up his pitches well and most importantly was throwing first-pitch strikes. Out of the 31 batters Davis faced, he threw ...
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Article written by Adam Bernacchio