Davis Wins IL Pitcher of the Week
Durham Bulls Pitcher Wade Davis
The International League announced on Monday, May 25, 2009, that Durham RHP Wade Davis has been named the League’s Pitcher of the Week for the period from May 18-24. Davis is the second Durham Bull to win an IL weekly award this season, Chris Richard last week (May 11-17).
Davis did not allow an earned run in either of his two victories last week, helping his Durham Bulls stay close in the IL South Division race.
On Monday, May 18th, Davis took the hill against Rochester and was the star of a pitching duel that saw the Bulls win 1-0. Davis allowed just two hits and a walk in 6.2 innings while striking out three in a game that lasted less than two hours.
Sunday afternoon at Lehigh Valley, Davis came up big again, surrendering only an unearned run in 6.2 innings of work as Durham went on to win 6-2. The victory improves his record to 5-1 on the season, just one win shy of the League leader (Gwinnett’s Charlie Morton).
23-year-old Wade Davis is rated by Baseball America as the #3 prospect in the Tampa Bay farm system, while MiLB.com rates him as the #31 prospect overall.
The former Rays Minor League Pitcher of the Year made his Triple-A debut during the second half of the 2008 season, posting a 4-2 record with a 2.72 ERA in nine starts for Durham. He also won the clinching game for the Bulls in the Governors’ Cup semi-finals. Davis is a native of Lake Wales, Florida.
Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story & photo.