Brewers pitcher Davies among league's best since May

After a few rough outings early in the season Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Zach Davies has emerged as one of the team's most reliable starters.

Davies was tagged with three straight losses to open the season, posting an 8.78 ERA in April, but since then the 23-year-old right-hander has won a team-high nine starts, and has just one loss, an 8-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park, since May 1.

It's the best record in the majors over that span, while his ERA since May has dipped to just 2.86, including a .222 average for opposing batters.

Best record since May 1

*Minimum 10 decisions

Player Team Record Winning %
Zach Davies Brewers 9-1 .900
Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 9-1 .900
Aaron Sanchez Blue Jays 9-1 .900
Stephen Strasburg Nationals 11-2 .846
Johnny Cueto Giants 9-2 .818

Milwaukee's offense has gone through a similar resurgence despite a slow start.

The Brewres are hitting .260 as a team since the All-Star break, the third-largest increase in the majors, boosted by big contributions from Ryan Braun, Jonathan Villar and Hernan Perez.

Largest Increases in team BA post-ASG

Team Pre-ASG Post-ASG Increase
Atlanta Braves .237 .275 +.038
Cincinnati Reds .238 .269 +.031
Los Angeles Dodgers .241 .266 +.025
Milwaukee Brewers .245 .260 +.015
Minnesota Twins .253 .267 +.014

Villar had a big month in July, tying for second in the National League with 11 multi-hit games.

The versatile infielder leads the Brewres in hits with 122.

Most multi-hit games since July 6 (NL)

Player Team Games
Justin Turner Dodgers 13
Adonis Garcia Braves 11
Jonathan Villar Brewers 11
Christian Yelich Marlins 11

Statistics courtesy of STATS LLC