MLB: In the crosshairs! Scouts closely check Cubs starting pitcher

MLB In the crosshairs Scouts closely check Cubs starting pitcher

The right-handed Zach Davies (another exchange candidate from the Chicago Cubs) pitched this Friday with an early lead that he used for good, thanks to a three-run home run by Puerto Rican Javier Báez against Zac Gallen of the Arizona D-backs.

Davies, one of more than a dozen Cubs who could be free agents next winter, racked up a season-high eight strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings with the scout in the stands. The two runs charged to the right came after he left:

In his past 15 at-bats with the Cubs, Davies has posted a 3.12 ERA, reducing his season ERA to 4.30 from 9.47 in that nearly three-month span. Law also understands the big picture: The Cubs reside in fourth place in the NL Central, and Davies presents an affordable trade chip ($ 8.63 million salary) for any team seeking help in the rotation.

Despite all the rumors, reports and speculation, Davies remained hopeful that the Cubs could still attempt to alter the direction of the front office.

It may interest you: MLB Playoffs Zach Davies to start for Padres at J2 vs. Dodgers

In the meantime, fans were savoring a welcome victory as the clock continues to tick towards an important deadline. Led by their core and Davies, the Cubs waved the “W” flag for the sixth time in 12 games.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

see more