Quote 3: Davis on how his curveball will play in Denver
“I haven’t really thought about it. I’ve pitched there before and didn’t really notice a huge difference. I think everything plays how you want it to. I’ve never really thought what the environment is like. The environment is different everywhere you go. You get different temperatures and winds and different times of day so that’s constantly changing. You keep competing with what you have that day and keep making pitches.”
For those of you who believe no pitcher is ever going to come to Coors Field because of what it does to his pitches, Davis is basically brushing that aside. Honestly, these are some of the same comments that Neshek, Holland and Mike Dunn told me in an exclusive interview last season. Could it be that veteran pitchers simply don’t care about the altitude and what is has been said that it does to a pitch? Perhaps it’s part of a changing thought process when it comes to throwing in Denver.
While Davis may not have had a lot of experience pitching at Coors (he pitched to three batters in 2015 while with the Royals and struck two of them out), he is coming into Colorado without any thought that one of his pitches might be affected or diminished. That is something that all Rockies fans will like knowing. A pitcher with his full arsenal at his disposal is always best and Davis believes he will have just that in Colorado.