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Wade Davis | Relief Pitcher | #71

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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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Cubs' manager Joe Maddon said after Sunday's loss that he was saving closer Wade Davis for a save situation.
"I really needed him for the save tonight. He had limited pitches," Maddon quipped when asked by reporters after the game. Instead of turning to Davis, he went with Brian Duensing and then John Lackey to get through the ninth inning, a decision that ended in Justin Turner clubbing a walk-off three-run homer. Oct 16 - 12:15 AM

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Wade Davis got a seven-out save, giving up one run, as the Cubs finished off the Nationals on Thursday.

Joe Maddon had already used everyone he wanted to use, so Davis came in with two on and two out in the seventh. He struck out Ryan Zimmerman to preserve a 9-7 lead, but he was shaky in the eighth, walking two before getting a double play and then giving up two hits to score a run. The inning ended on a pickoff play at first when it was ruled on replay that Jose Lobaton came off the bag on his slide back into first. Bailed out of the jam, Davis came back out for the ninth and retired Trea Turner, Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper in order.
Oct 13 - 1:00 AM

Wade Davis tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning to record the save in Monday's win over the Nationals.

Tasked with protecting a one-run lead, Davis faced little resistance from the Nats in the top of the ninth inning, getting a strikeout, groundout and popout while needing just 13 pitches to complete the frame. Davis has recorded saves in both of the Cubs' NLDS victories and has yet to allow a runner to reach base.
Oct 9 - 7:44 PM

Wade Davis struck out a batter in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save against the Nationals on Friday.

He was protecting a 3-0 lead and retired the side in order. He induced a groundout from Daniel Murphy, punched out Ryan Zimmerman and got Jayson Werth to pop up to the catcher in foul territory. The former Royal blew just one save this season and successfully converted 32 chances. He had a 2.30 ERA with 79 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings.
Oct 6 - 11:43 PM

Wade Davis suffered his first blown save of the 2017 season, serving up a game-tying solo homer to Orlando Arcia in the ninth inning on Saturday.

Davis had been a perfect 32-for-32 in save chances on the season. In a bit of a curious move, Davis was sent back out for the 10th inning after the Cubs had taken the lead in the top half of the frame, and he served up a two-run homer to Travis Shaw to take the loss in the game. Even with this hiccup, the right-hander owns a terrific 2.38 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
Sep 23 - 4:26 PM

Wade Davis struck out the side to earn his 32nd save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

All three punchouts were of the swinging variety, as Davis went through Brad Miller, Kevin Kiermaier and Steven Souza with ease. The Cubs are using Davis more liberally here in September after being careful with him for the first five months following last year's arm issues.
Sep 19 - 10:12 PM

Wade Davis earned his 31st save of the season Sunday versus the Cardinals.

Davis gave up a leadoff single to Tommy Pham but retired the next three batters he faced to strand Pham at first base and finish off a big three-game sweep of the rival Redbirds. Davis owns a stellar 2.05 ERA in 52 2/3 innings this season with Chicago and he has not blown a save opportunity.
Sep 17 - 6:12 PM

Wade Davis struck out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save against the Cardinals on Saturday.

He was protecting a three-run lead and got the job done without much drama, although he did bean Dexter Fowler with a pitch. It was his 30th save of the season, which is a career high for the 32-year-old former starting pitcher. He has yet to blow a save this year. He has a 2.09 ERA with 66 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings.
Sep 16 - 7:35 PM

Wade Davis tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings to close out the Cubs' win over the Cardinals on Friday.

It's the first time all season that manager Joe Maddon has asked Davis to get more than three outs, as the club has been careful with the closer following last season's arm issues. Davis walked the first batter he saw to load the bases in the eighth inning Friday, but he got a flyout to end the threat and then completed a 1-2-3 ninth. Maddon said that Davis will be available to pitch Saturday.
Sep 15 - 6:05 PM

Wade Davis punched out two batters in a perfect ninth inning to earn a save against the Pirates on Wednesday.

He was protecting a 1-0 lead and nailed it down without a hint of drama. He now has 29 saves and a 2.23 ERA in 50 games. The 31-year-old failed as a starting pitcher for the Rays a few years ago but emerged as one of the best relievers in the game with the Royals and now the Cubs.
Sep 6 - 11:08 PM

Wade Davis collected his 28th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning against the Braves on Friday.

Davis walked a batter and struck one out in his inning of work. He has been an outstanding acquisition for the Cubs, compiling a 2.12 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 59/25 K/BB ratio in 46 2/3 innings while converting all 28 of his save chances.
Sep 1 - 7:32 PM

Wade Davis allowed a single but completed a scoreless frame Tuesday against the Pirates to notch his 27th save of the season.

That's 27 saves without a blown save, which is a franchise record for the Cubs. Davis had health questions surrounding him coming into the season after last year's arm issues when he was in Kansas City, but he's stayed healthy and been excellent. It's looking like a great trade especially with Jorge Soler spending much of the season in the minors.
Aug 29 - 11:42 PM

Wade Davis slammed the door on the Blue Jays in the ninth inning on Saturday, protecting a one-run advantage to earn his 26th save of the season.

What a tremendous addition Davis has proven to be for the Cubs this season, converting each of his first 26 save chances without issue. He sports a sparkling 2.32 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 57/22 K/BB ratio over 42 2/3 innings.
Aug 19 - 5:34 PM

Wade Davis recorded his 25th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Friday's win over the Blue Jays.

Tasked with protecting a three-run lead, Davis shut things down with no issues by inducing a couple groundouts along with a strikeout. He's a perfect 25-for-25 in save opportunities this season.
Aug 18 - 6:29 PM

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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C1Willson Contreras
2Alex Avila
3Rene Rivera
4Victor Caratini
5Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Jon Jay
2Albert Almora
3Leonys Martin
RF1Jason Heyward
2Mike Freeman
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Jen-Ho Tseng
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Justin Wilson
4Pedro Strop
5Hector Rondon
6Koji Uehara
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Dillon Maples
10Rob Zastryzny
11Mike Montgomery