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Ike Davis Debuts On Mound For A’s

Ike Davis  - Pitching

On Tuesday night the Oakland A’s found themselves on the wrong end of a 14-1 score as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim banged out 15 hits en-route to a sure blowout.

So rather than waste another arm, first baseman Ike Davis took one for the team and was actually the best A’s pitcher on the mound in the loss. He retired the three batters he faced and made it look very easy.

Davis, who is the son of Ron Davis (former MLB Pitcher 1979-1988), is no stranger to the mound as he also pitched in college when he attended Arizona State University.

In 2006-2007, Davis started 13 of the 21 games he appeared in, was 3-4, with a 6.67 ERA, 48 strike outs in 54 innings and opponents batted .286 against him.

Now Davis wasn’t brought in for his presence on the mound, but for his bat and the hopes that he can regain his form when he hit 32 home runs and drove in 90 with the New York Mets in 2012. So far this season, he is hitting .317 (14 for 41), with four doubles, a home run and seven RBI’s.

Either way the A’s have a secret weapon in Ike Davis.

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