Looking to June 12th Chiefs at Clippers

Some notes on today’s Chiefs starter Kane Davis:

This Season: The Chiefs innings leader looks to bounce back from his first loss inDavis_Kane.jpg five starts. The righthander gave up eight hits and three runs in 5.2 IP losing to SWB five days ago…twice beat Norfolk in three starts May 23rd & June 2nd; also beat Richmond in between on May 28th (7 IP, 6 H, 1 R)….The righty made his first start since 2000 against the Bats in game two of a doubleheader April 5th. Davis picked up a tough luck loss, allowing only one run and four hits over five innings…won second start vs. Indy (6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K)..fired eight innings scattering five hits, one walk and one run in victory April 20th v. Lehigh Valley…Davis has had a losing streak of four games (April 25–May 12) and win streak of three (5/23-6/2)

Last Season: Davis pitched most of the season with AAA Ottawa in the Phillies organization completely out of the bullpen…he finished with a 3-3 record and 3.06 ERA in 41 appearances before being called up to Philadelphia for the last month of the year…with the Phillies, Davis totaled a 0-1 record and 5.56 ERA in 11.1 IP in eleven relief appearances.

Career Notes: Has made 333 minor league appearances including 145 starts dating back to rookie year of 1993 with the GCL Pirates…drafted in the 13th round of the 1993 draft by Pittsburgh…has also played in the Indians (twice), Brewers (twice–traded in Richie Sexson deal among other players), Rockies, Mets and Cubs organizations…twice pitched with the independent Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League…major league totals of 4-10 record and 5.53 ERA in 107 appearances and 125.1 Innings Pitched from 2000-2007 seasons…passed 1000 career minor league innings in eight inning win over Lehigh Valley April 20th.

* Gregg Zaun hit a homer yesterday – his first ever Chiefs home run despite having two other stints with Syracuse in the last couple of years

You can catch Thursday’s game at 6:45 on WHEN tonight or online at syracusechiefs.com. Full game notes are available here.

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