The Milwaukee Brewers do not have much to hang their hat on during the 2013 MLB season. With the circus that is Ryan Braun and the disappointing record, it is certainly nice to see some of the young players step up. Outfielder Khris Davis is one of those players who has impressed the Brewers. In fact, he is one of the few bright lights in a dismal season.
Davis dominated in Milwaukee’s 6-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds Friday night. He finished the game going 3-for-4 with two two-run homers. It was the first game in his career in which he hit multiple home runs, and it certainly could not have come at a better time. The Brewers needed every bit of his fire power in order to defeat the Reds.
“I don’t see any flaws in him right now, offensively,” Roenicke said, according to Brewers.com. “I mean, he’s really doing a good job. He goes up there and battles. Some other guys swing hard, but it’s different with him, because he sees the spin well. He lays off bad pitches. He’s going to chase one once in a while; everybody does. But consistently, he’s laying off the bad pitches, and it’s getting him ahead in the count.
“When he gets that ball where he wants, it’s fun to watch.”
Fans may be surprised by what Davis has accomplished in his first year in the league. However, the organization knew he was capable of big things after he dominated in Spring Training. Obviously, it is great to see the success transition over to the regular season.
Davis is currently on a nine-game hitting streak in which he is batting .466 with five home runs and nine RBI over that span. The streak has raised his batting average on the season to .324 and added to his six home runs and 13 RBI.
There is no question Milwaukee is excited with the possibilities that the 25-year-old brings to the table. The fact that he is lighting it up at the plate while playing Braun’s position just adds to how impressed the team is with him.