SP - ATL - IL10
Tucker Davidson will be placed on the IL with a forearm strain.
Davidson left his start on Tuesday against the Red Sox in the third inning with forearm tightness, so there was almost no chance he'd be able to avoid the IL given the nature of the injury. Davidson will get more tests to make sure the injury isn't more serious than it appears, but at the very least, he'll miss 10 days.
Tucker Davidson was removed from Tuesday's start against the Red Sox with left forearm tightness.
Davidson allowed five runs in just 2 1/3 innings, and his fastball velocity dropped precipitously after the first inning. He'll need to be evaluated further but it will be highly unlikely if he starts this weekend against the Cardinals.
Tucker Davidson pitched six innings against the Phillies Wednesday, allowing four hits and one walk while striking four batters out. He did earn a quality start but it was a no-decision for him. He threw 90 pitches, 59 for strikes. Davidson carries a 1.53 ERA.
The only complaint would be the high pitch count, something all Braves pitchers suffer from. Davidson is giving the Braves all the reason in the world to move Drew Smyly to long relief in the bullpen.
Tucker Davidson drew his second major league start Thursday against the Nationals, allowing one hit, and five walks while fanning five batters. He did not factor into the decision. He threw 88 pitches, 51 for strikes. He carries a 2.31 ERA.
It was a solid effort but the walks do give pause. Davidson is not part of the rotation but he will likely be used again for spot starts.
Tucker Davidson pitched six innings in his first MLB start against the Mets Tuesday, allowing five hits, three runs (all earned), and one walk while recording five strikeouts. He earned a quality start but it was a no-decision solid effort. He threw 72 pitches, 53 for strikes.
Solid, Solid, start for Davidson. He was throwing strikes and put forth an outstanding six innings of work. He's a product of the Braves' 2016 draft and has come up through the minors, pressed into service because of injuries. He keeps pitching like that and he'll be here to stay.