The Rockies were coming off two painful late-inning losses to the St. Louis Cardinals, with Davis taking the loss the night before in a 3-2 Cardinals walk-off.
Davis quickly had a chance at redemption. The Rockies were up 3-2 after home runs from Story and Gonzalez and a seven-inning, nine-strikeout gem from Marquez.
Davis struck out Mike Moustakas before a five-pitch walk of Jesus Aguilar. He walked Travis Shaw, but then got Jonathan Schoop out on a weak pop fly. Two outs and no damage done. But now Davis was up to 25 pitches the evening after a blown save.
So on a 1-1 count, Davis threw a 94-mph fastball in the middle of the zone, and Eric Thames promptly crushed it.
This horrible memory was the only reason I realized Thames didn’t even make the Brewers’ NLDS roster. And for good reason: Thames slashed .130/.230/.241 with just one home run after his walk-off. Brutal.