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Davis gives Rays hope for future

Top Tampa Bay pitching prospect sparkles in major league debut

Updated: September 8, 2009, 1:32 PM ET
By Jason Grey | ESPN.com

Jitters? What jitters?

Rays rookie starter Wade Davis certainly didn't have any problems with nerves in his big league debut Sunday, allowing just four baserunners in seven innings of work, striking out nine in a game his bullpen lost for him.

With a fastball that sits comfortably at 92-93 mph and can be dialed up to 95, plus a two-plane downer curve as his out pitch, Davis became the third player since 1962 to strike out the first four hitters in his debut, ...

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