Making his first appearance in 11 days, Bryant's Aaron Davidson started on the mound for the Giants against the Angels in the Arizona Rookie League on Monday night. The rust showed as he walked four after allowing just one free pass in his previous nine appearances. But he induced a pair of doubleplay balls, picked off a runner and allowed just one run on two hits in his 2 2/3 innings of work.[more]
The Angels won the game 3-1 in 12 innings.
It was the right-hander's sixth start of the season. He's relieved in seven other games and has a 4.05 earned run average and a 1-0 record, though in his last 10 appearances, he's posted a 1.07 ERA in 25 1/3 innings.
Davidson, who was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the June 2008 Major League draft, starred for the Bryant Hornets, Bryant Black Sox and University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Lions.
In Monday's game, he gave up a single to start the game but picked off the runner. He then pitched around a two-out walk. A lead-off walk in the second was followed by the first of the doubleplays. Davidson started it off a tap back to the mound. A groundout ended the inning.
In the Angels' third, another lead-off walk was erased by a doubleplay started by Davidson. But another walk followed and a double by Rolando Gomez drove in the game's first run. Davidson gave way to Ben Wilshire who ended the inning with a strikeout.
The Angels led until the eighth when the Giants tied it 1-1, the score that stood until the 12th.