Because the Dodgers have been beating him senseless throughout his career. Just look at his stats against current members of the Blue:
Clearly, there’s the standard small sample size warnings at play here, but when all four members of your outfield have 1.000 OPS or better against a guy, that’s a pretty good sign – and it’s not like they have just 3 or 4 apperances against Davis, each outfielder has at least 19. One might also think that it’s a good time for Brad Ausmus to play over Russell Martin, considering Ausmus has a .907 OPS against Davis while Martin’s at just .649.
You know, from time to time we look at these “pitcher vs. a team” stats, and quite often there’s just not enough of a history to really determine anything. But these Dodgers have 245 plate appearances against Davis, and that’s enough to say that a .352/.416/.472 line is pretty damned impressive.
So, keep an eye out for the fireworks tonight. By which I mean, “Davis goes 7.1 allowing 1 run and 4 hits.”