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Doug Davis Might Be the Answer and Other Overly Optimistic Bullets – May 6, 2011

Chicago Cubs News

The Cubs continue their brutally tough stretch of baseball today with the Reds coming to town (to be followed by the likes of the Marlins, Cardinals, more Reds, the Red Sox… it’s best not to think about it). If the Cubs manage to take two out of three in this one, I’ll do the Internet equivalent of a jig for you all. Not sure what that will be. But I’ll do it.


  • Doug Davis started a High A-ball game yesterday, and – as a big league pitcher should – he tore them youngsters apart. He threw 6.2 innings, allowed no runs, just two hits and a walk, and struck out seven. He’ll likely make his next start at AAA Iowa, and there’s a chance he could be the big team’s fifth starter when that spot next comes up on May 14. Unless my math is off, though, the days don’t quite line up – with normal rest, he’d pitch again on the 10th, and then the 15th.
  • As for the other veteran hopeful starter, Todd Wellemeyer, his minor league debut was less successful. He went just 3.2 innings at AAA Iowa, allowed eight hits, two walks, and four runs.
  • Some fluff if you want to feel good about the rest of the Cubs’ rotation.
  • Some more details on the tough part of the schedule coming up.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.