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:
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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.