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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
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Wade Davis earned his 23rd save of the year on Saturday afternoon against the Nationals.
Davis issued back-to-back walks with one out in the top of the ninth, but he struck out Wilmer Difo and Bryce Harper to protect Chicago's three-run lead. Davis is sporting a 2.37 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 53/19 K/BB ratio through 38 innings this season. Aug 5 - 6:05 PM

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Wade Davis pitched a scoreless 11th inning Saturday against the Brewers to earn his 21st save.

Davis walked a batter but struck out two in the frame, closing out a hard-fought win for the Cubs. He still has yet to blow a save chance, going a perfect 21-for-21 to date, and Davis owns a 2.06 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 50/17 K/BB ratio over 35 innings this year. His 21 saves are tied for fifth-most in the NL.
Jul 30 - 12:23 AM

Wade Davis locked down his 20th save of the season on Sunday, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a two-run advantage against the Cardinals.

Davis allowed a leadoff single to Paul DeJong, but no damage came from it. The 31-year-old now boasts a 2.12 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 48/16 K/BB ratio across 34 innings on the season.
Jul 23 - 11:13 PM

Wade Davis worked through trouble to earn his 18th save Monday against the Braves.

Davis gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning on three singles, two walks, and a wild pitch, but he left the bases loaded and sealed a 4-3 victory for Chicago by inducing a game-ending flyout from Johan Camargo. Davis watched his season ERA jump from 1.74 to 2.25 in the rocky outing. He still has zero blown saves.
Jul 17 - 11:59 PM

Wade Davis took the loss after surrendering a go-ahead homer to Robinson Cano in the 10th inning of Tuesday night's All-Star Game.

Cano jumped a 1-1 knuckle curve from Davis to lead off the top of the 10th inning and sent it over the right-field fence, giving the American League All-Stars the lead for good. Davis was the lone All-Star representative from the defending World Series champions, who have struggled to a 43-35 record so far in 2017.
Jul 11 - 11:56 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Alex Avila
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Albert Almora
2Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Mike Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Justin Wilson
4Pedro Strop
5Hector Rondon
6Koji Uehara
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm