Even on a nearly 90-degree day in San Francisco, when it rains, it pours. A slow start to Jaylin Davis' big league career took a tough turn Thursday at Oracle Park for the Giants outfielder.
Davis took a 97-mph fastball off his left wrist from Pirates reliever Yacksel Rios in the bottom of the sixth inning and immediately writhed in pain. Manager Bruce Bochy and head athletic trainer Anthony Reyes came to Davis' aid.
He exited the game early and was replaced by Joey Rickard.
After the Giants' 4-2 loss to the Pirates, Bochy announced that Davis has been diagnosed with a left wrist contusion after X-rays came back negative.
Davis was 0-for-2 with a strikeout before the injury. He's now batting just .143 in seven games since being called up by the Giants.
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The Giants acquired Davis at the MLB trade deadline in a package from the Twins that sent reliever Sam Dyson to Minnesota. The 25-year-old slugged his way through the minors this season, crushing 35 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A.
The power hasn't followed Davis to San Francisco yet though, as he's still searching for his first homer as a major leaguer.
Check back later for more updates following Davis' injury.
For weeks, Bruce Bochy has been asked about Jaylin Davis' power. It wasn't on display in the outfielder's debut, but another intriguing attribute was.
Giants people have described Davis, called up Wednesday, as a good runner, and that certainly showed as he got his first big league hit out of the way. Davis did so quickly, reaching on an infield single in his first at-bat. He hit a slow grounder to third and got up to 30.1 feet per second while beating out a wide throw.
That was the second-best sprint speed of the season by a Giant, trailing just an Austin Slater dash of 30.4 feet per second. Anything above 30 is considered elite.
Hitting seventh, Davis went 1 for 3 in his debut with a walk. He was removed on a double-switch in the sixth as the Giants tried to hold a lead, but it didn't work. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run double off Tyler Rogers to give the Cardinals the lead.
The Giants would rally back, though, getting a 9-8 win on a wild night in St. Louis. Kevin Pillar's two-run homer in the eighth was the difference and gave him 21 for the season. Pillar ended up with four hits.
"I'd be lying to you if I didn't say my confidence grew a little bit when I saw that first (hit) get through the infield and drove in a run and kinda opened the floodgates for me a little bit," Pillar said. "Just keeping things simple, seeing the ball, focus on staying on the ball ... I know that homers are (on) mistakes and was just trying to capitalize on the mistake he made in the eighth inning."
The St. Louis Cardinals have been on absolute fire as of late, which is good news for them, but bad news for the Giants. San Francisco's four-game series with St. Louis continues Wednesday night at Busch Stadium.
Madison Bumgarner will take the mound for the Orange and Black, hoping to contain that blaze. He has been pitching well, holding opponents to just eight runs in his last 32 innings.
MadBum has posted a 2.81 ERA over his last 13 starts, and the Giants have won 11 of those outings.
Michael Wacha will get the ball for the Cards, and he is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in six career starts against the Giants. It'll be his first time facing them this season.
Power-hitting prospect Jaylin Davis got his MLB call-up on Wednesday and will start in right field, batting seventh for the Giants. Corban Joseph, who was claimed off waivers from the A's after he was designated for assignment, will get starting honors at second base in his San Francisco debut.
Here are how the lineups look to shape up as the Cardinals host the Giants on Wednesday. You can follow the action on NBC Sports Bay Area or by downloading and streaming on the MyTeams app.
San Francisco Giants (66-72)
LF Mike Yastrzemski
C Buster Posey
1B Brandon Belt
3B Evan Longoria
SS Brandon Crawford
CF Kevin Pillar
RF Jaylin Davis
2B Corban Joseph
LHP Madison Bumgarner (9-8, 3.62 ERA)
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St. Louis Cardinals (78-60)
RF Dexter Fowler
2B Kolten Wong
1B Paul Goldschmidt
LF Marcell Ozuna
SS Paul DeJong
C Yadier Molina
3B Tommy Edman
CF Harrison Bader
RHP Michael Wacha (6-6, 5.07 ERA)