May 5, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals pitcher Wade Davis (17) delivers a pitch against the Cleveland Indians during ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Simply put Wade Davis is a stud.
The set up man, turned interim closer, turned set up man again has been nothing short of brilliant so far in 2015.
After striking out the side last Friday against the Cubs he lowered, er, kept his ERA at a spotless 0.00. As in zero earned runs allowed. Strike that, no runs at all, not even an unearned run.
He has struck out 22 batters in 21 innings, has a 0.64 WHIP and has allowed only eight hits. He’s basically been a machine (of the X-Box variety).
It has gotten to the point that when, or if, he gives up a run this season the team doctors might check him out just to make sure he’s ok.
The only thing that is keeping him from being the team MVP is that he simply isn’t in the game enough to justify the selection.
However, make no mistake that without him the Royals don’t go to the World Series last year, and they aren’t in first place today. It’s a nice feeling for Royals fans that if closer Greg Holland misses any more time due to an injury this season, his backup may be even better.
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