According to the Pixies, man is 5, the devil is 6 and God is 7.
"In Scripture, seven symbolizes completeness or perfection."
Unfortunately, not in this case (unless making arguments against Dayton Moore). Kyle Davies’ 7.77 ERA and seven losses are not symbols of perfection. Kyle is more likely one of the seven angels associated with the Apocalypse. If so, his pitching may be one of the seven plagues from Revelations - water turns to blood and fish die, the sun causes hell fire on earth, we suffer eternal darkness and Kyle pitches: six of one or a half-dozen of the other, it is all the same.
"Sevens, like Threes, deal with magical forces. Sevens deal with esoteric, scholarly aspects of magic. Representative of scholarly activities, mystery, and the focused search for esoteric meanings. Seven deals with the activation of imagination and manifesting results in our lives through the use of conscious thought and awareness. Ruled by Saturn, Seven can represent impractical dreaming, but with a deeper understanding of the aspects of Seven, you can quite deftly utilize its magical vibration to your own benefit."
If Saturn has beguiled Dayton Moore, perhaps this explains management’s "imagination" or "impractical dreaming" that Davies is a bona fide big league pitcher. Or, to put a positive spin on things, maybe Kyle will develop, by way of wizardry, a "magical vibration" pitch that cannot be hit.
"In the Apocalypse, there are seven churches of Asia , seven candlesticks, seven stars, seven trumpets, seven spirits before the throne of God, seven horns, seven vials, seven plagues, a seven-headed monster, and the Lamb with seven eyes."
Clearly, this means that the training staff needs to examine John Lamb for extra eyes. Clearly and unambiguously. Either that or Tower of Power is coming to the K.
"Do Lucky Numbers hold Significance in Slots? As with any form of gambling, online slots is laced with lucky numbers. For instance, the number 7 appears in quite a few favorable slots situations such as the winning combination 777. But does the number 7, or any other number for that matter, hold any special significance in slots? Speaking from a logical point of view, no, numbers are not going to influence the outcome of your spins (unless we're talking about winning combinations of course)."
This knowledge explains the following dialogue:
Reporter: Why is Kyle Davies still on the team?
GMDM: He and Treanor have a winning combination, duh. Seven! Seven! Seven! Seven dwarves! Seven seas! 7-11! Seven-layer salad and the TV show "Seventh Heaven!" And don’t get me started with "logic;" for the sake of Hosmer, I'm a follower of Saturn. Yes, marching Kyle out there is a gamble, but, like Ned Yost, I like to play hunches.
Do you, the readers, have any other explanations for Kyle’s numbers?