2021 is off to about the worst possible start for the Braves that one could have imagined coming into the season… and it might have gotten worse Tuesday night. Tucker Davidson, who has been one of the bright spots for Atlanta so far, exited his start in the third inning with left forearm tightness.
LHP Tucker Davidson left tonight’s game with left forearm tightness.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 16, 2021
We can only hope that this was a precautionary measure. After all, Davidson was amid his worst start of the season, allowing five earned runs over 2.1 innings before being removed from the game.
However, arm injuries with pitchers are never a good sign, and as Mark Bowman points out, Davidson’s fastball velocity was down significantly as the game went on.
Davidson exited with left forearm tightness. His fastball sat around 92 and touched 94 in the first inning. It hovered around 88 and touched 90 before he exited in the third inning.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) June 16, 2021
We will have a better idea of how severe the injury is after the game and in the coming days, so stay tuned to SportsTalkATL as more information is released.
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