Video: Ike Davis pitched last night. And he looked pretty darn good!

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The A’s got their butts handed to them in a carry-out carton last night. But the silver lining of any decisive butt-handing-back is that it often means we get to see a position player pitch. Last night that position player was Ike Davis.

And my word, he looked OK! Kept the ball low in the zone. Had a bit of zip on it. Induced ground balls. Retired the side 1-2-3. Watch:

Keith Law tweeted a bit ago that he saw Davis pitch a game in the Cape Cod League several years ago and that he had low-to-mid 90s velocity and a good slider. If this hitting thing doesn’t work out for him, he should reinvent himself.

Cavan Biggio hits for the cycle

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Blue Jays second baseman Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle on Tuesday against the Orioles. Cavan, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, struck out in the first inning, but bounced back to hit a two-run homer in the third. He followed that up with a single in the sixth, a double in the eighth, and a two-run triple in the ninth.

Biggio is the sixth player to hit for the cycle this season, joining Jorge Polanco (Twins), Shohei Ohtani (Angels), Jake Bauers (Indians), Trea Turner (Nationals), and Jonathan Villar (Orioles). He’s the third member of the Blue Jays to hit for the cycle, joining Jeff Frye and Kelly Gruber. In case you were wondering, yes, Craig Biggio has also hit for the cycle. He did so against the Rockies on April 8, 2002. Craig and Cavan are the second father-son duo to both hit for the cycle, joining Gary and Daryle Ward, Sportsnet notes.

After Tuesday’s 4-for-5 performance, Biggio is batting .230/.361/.425 with 14 home runs and 42 RBI in 379 plate appearances on the season.