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Wade Davis | Relief Pitcher | #71

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (0) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Wade Davis gave up two runs after coming on in the ninth Monday in the Cubs' win over the Nationals.
Hector Rondon was brought in to finish a 5-0 game, but Joe Maddon got cold feet after he allowed a double and an RBI single with one out. Davis came in and gave up two doubles, a walk and a single before finally striking out Ryan Zimmerman to end it with the tying run on third. Davis is still a perfect 15-for-15 saving games this year, but he has been a more vulnerable of late, giving up runs in four of 10 appearances. Prior to this stretch, he had allowed only an unearned run in 18 appearances. Jun 26 - 11:47 PM

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Wade Davis punched out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save versus the Marlins on Saturday.

He was brought in to face the heart of the Marlins' lineup in the final frame. He struck out Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich before inducing a come-back grounder from Marcell Ozuna to end the game. Davis has notched 15 saves without blowing a single opportunity. He has a 1.37 ERA with 38 strikeouts and nine walks in 26 1/3 innings.
Jun 24 - 7:37 PM

Wade Davis slammed the door on the Padres in the ninth inning on Monday, protecting a one-run lead to earn his 14th save of the season.

Davis did walk the potential tying run, but was able to work around it and escape danger. He has done a terrific job this season, compiling a 1.48 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 34/9 K/BB ratio across his 24 1/3 innings.
Jun 19 - 11:58 PM

Wade Davis allowed a run on two hits but earned his 13th save Sunday versus the Rockies.

Davis struck out the first two batters he faced in the top of the ninth inning, but Charlie Blackmon hit a two-out single, made it second base on defensive indifference, and then DJ LeMahieu drove him in with a line-drive single to right field. Davis bounced back to induce a game-ending flyout from Alexi Amarista, sealing the Cubs' 7-5 victory. The earned run was just the third allowed by Davis in 2017.
Jun 11 - 6:17 PM

Cubs activated RHP Wade Davis from the paternity leave list.

Davis only missed one game. The 31-year-old closer will be available at the back end of the Cubs' bullpen on Tuesday night against the visiting Marlins.
Jun 6 - 4:06 PM

Cubs placed RHP Wade Davis on the paternity leave list.

Davis will be on the list for a minimum of one day and a maximum of three days. Carl Edwards has been dominant in a setup role for the Cubs this season, but he was used in the eighth and Koji Uehara in the ninth in a save chance on Sunday with Davis unavailable following back-to-back appearances. Both relievers are worth picking up in hopes that they could net a stray save or two.
Jun 5 - 6:01 PM

Wade Davis notched his 12th save of the season Saturday in the Cubs' win over the Cardinals.

Davis issued a one-out walk to Yadier Molina, but he struck out two of the other three batters he faced in the top of the ninth inning to seal the Cubs' 5-3 victory. Davis has a terrific 0.89 ERA, 0.74 WHIP, and 27/7 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings this season and he is 12-for-12 in save opportunities.
Jun 3 - 4:59 PM

Wade Davis tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning to record his 11th save of the season in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

Protecting a one-run lead, Davis got a swinging strikeout and a couple groundouts as he easily disposed of the bottom of the Cardinals' order. It was Davis' first appearance in nine days, as there wasn't much of an opportunity for work for him during the Cubs' winless road trip. He did not look rusty, however.
Jun 2 - 5:29 PM

Wade Davis gave up his first homer in two years Wednesday, but he still closed out the Giants for his 10th save.

The two-run shot Davis surrendered to Mac Williamson was just the fourth homer Davis has allowed in 201 innings since he became a full-time reliever in 2014. He hadn't allowed an earned run in 17 1/3 innings to open this season, but his ERA stands at 0.98 now.
May 24 - 11:58 PM

Wade Davis struck out one batter in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save versus the Reds on Wednesday.

He was protecting a two-run lead and did nothing to make Cubs fans nervous in the outing. Davis had a terrible spring training but has been spectacular since the regular season started. He has nine saves in nine chances and has yet to allow an earned run this season. He has 22 strikeouts and five walks in 17 1/3 innings.
May 18 - 12:58 AM

Wade Davis struck out three in a scoreless ninth inning, and the Cubs defeated the Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday.

Davis did yield a single but got all three outs by way of strikeout, getting Jackie Bradley, Christian Vazquez and Marco Hernandez to end it. Davis now has six saves on the year, having not allowed a run with a 0.58 WHIP in 10 1/3 innings of work.
Apr 29 - 10:41 PM

Wade Davis tossed a scoreless frame to earn his fifth save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Tasked with protecting a one-run lead, Davis induced a couple lineouts and a flyout, needing 12 pitches to preserve the win. Davis entered the season with health concerns after last year's forearm issues, but he's been dominant with just three hits allowed and a 9/2 K/BB ratio over 9 1/3 scoreless innings.
Apr 25 - 10:07 PM

Wade Davis notched his fourth save of the season with a scoreless 11th inning Friday against the Reds.

Davis threw 17 pitches in the frame and struck out a pair. Coming off a shaky spring, the 31-year-old has been spotless so far for his new team, allowing just three hits with a 9/2 K/BB ratio over 8 1/3 scoreless innings. He’s 4-for-4 in save chances for the defending World Series champions.
Apr 21 - 11:46 PM

Wade Davis worked a scoreless top of the ninth Wednesday to earn a win against the Brewers.

Davis issued a one-out walk to Eric Thames -- Thames' third walk of the day -- but he got Travis Shaw to ground into an inning-ending double play and then Addison Russell cranked a walkoff three-run blast for the Cubs in the bottom of the ninth. Davis dealt with forearm problems last year in Kansas City and he did not look sharp this spring, but the 31-year-old closer boasts a 0.00 ERA, 0.68 WHIP, and 7/2 K/BB ratio through 7 1/3 regular-season innings. He also stands 2-0 with three saves.
Apr 19 - 6:58 PM

Wade Davis recorded his third save of the season with a perfect ninth inning on Tuesday against the Brewers.

Davis protected a two-run lead without a sweat, getting a flyout, groundout and foulout to retire the side on just nine pitches. The closer has been dominant for the Cubbies in the early going with 6 1/3 scoreless frames and a 6/1 K/BB ratio while converting all three save opportunities.
Apr 19 - 12:30 AM

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C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
3Jeimer Candelario
LF1Ian Happ
2Mark Zagunis
CF1Albert Almora
2Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Kyle Hendricks
4John Lackey
5Brett Anderson
6Eddie Butler
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Hector Rondon
6Mike Montgomery
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Felix Pena