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Cubs' Rowan Wick: Earns fifth save

Wick worked around a hit to fire a scoreless inning and earn the save in Monday's 6-3 win over the Nationals. He struck out two. With David Robertson, Scott Effross and Mychal Givens all getting moved before the trade deadline last week, Wick looks like the last man standing for saves in Chicago. The righty now has five of them for the season, which matches his career-best total from last year. Wick had closer steam heading into 2022 but ultimately saw Robertson take the lead in the team's bullpen, though the former could now be primed for increased fantasy value down the stretch due to decreased competition.
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Cubs' Rowan Wick: Gets win, could be closer

Wick (3-5) gave up one hit and one walk with zero strikeouts over 1.1 innings Friday against the Marlins en route to the win. He got the final out of the top of the eighth inning and then the Cubs took the lead in the bottom of the eighth, giving Wick his third win of the campaign. With David Robertson in Philadelphia, Wick is the leading candidate to get save chances for the Cubs over the final eight weeks of the season.
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Cubs' Rowan Wick: Takes loss Friday

Wick (1-4) allowed an unearned run on a hit and a walk in the 10th inning of Friday's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers. He didn't retire any batters. Wick got the unenviable task of entering in the bottom of the 10th inning with the game tied and an automatic runner on second. He intentionally walked Freddie Freeman but then allowed a single to Will Smith, which brought home the speedy Trea Turner to end the contest. Wick has struggled this year with a 4.63 ERA and 1.74 WHIP across 35 innings, and he's firmly behind David Robertson in the bullpen hierarchy. Wick has allowed 12 runs (nine earned) in his last 10 innings.
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Red Sox 4, Cubs 2: Rowan Wick throws it away

I have been super-critical of Rowan Wick here lately, and so after he pitched pretty well in extra innings I was ready to give him some props. And then he did this [VIDEO]. Look, I understand David Bote isn’t an experienced first baseman but there was plenty of time to measure and make that throw and Wick... just threw it into right field. Two Red Sox runs scored and that was enough for them to defeat the Cubs 4-2 in 11 innings on a sun-kissed Sunday at Wrigley Field.
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Reds 5, Cubs 3: Why is Rowan Wick still on this team?

Keegan Thompson deserved better. Thompson and Luis Castillo were locked in a tight pitchers’ duel for five innings. The Reds broke through for two runs in the sixth, on a couple of doubles allowed by Thompson. Thompson allowed a pair of hits to begin the seventh, and for some...
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Cubs' Rowan Wick: Blows first save

Wick blew the save during Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Cardinals, allowing one run on two hits in the ninth inning. Manager David Ross turned to Wick for Sunday's save after closer David Robertson threw 39 pitches Saturday. The 29-year-old surrendered a leadoff triple to Harrison Bader before Lars Nootbaar tied the game with a single. Wick has spiraled a bit since recording his most recent save May 15, allowing seven runs in 9.1 innings across nine appearances, which has inflated his ERA from 1.32 to 3.52.
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Cubs lose to Reds in game with tense ending, as Cincinnati's Joey Votto yells at Rowan Wick

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto homered and tripled, then shouted at Cubs reliver Rowan Wick during a tense ending to the Cincinnati Reds' 4-3 win over Chicago on Wednesday night.Votto had a solo homer in the second inning off Kyle Hendricks (2-5) and a two-run triple in the third as Cincinnati ended a two-game skid.Wick brushed back the 16-year veteran in the eighth, then walked him. Votto barked at Wick as he made his way to first base, and he also had words for Chicago's dugout.An inning later, Reds reliever Hunter Strickland plunked Patrick Wisdom. Cubs manager David Ross was...
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Joey Votto on tempers flaring with Rowan Wick, Cubs: 'He had something to say and I answered'

Joey Votto hit a solo homer in the second inning and a two-run triple in the third inning in the Cincinnati Reds’ 4-3 win on Wednesday, but it was a four-pitch walk in the eighth inning that drew the most fireworks. The first pitch of Votto’s eighth-inning at-bat was an up-and-in fastball from Chicago Cubs reliever Rowan Wick. After three more pitches missed the strike zone, Votto spun his bat into the grass and began jogging to...
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Reactions: Joey Votto, Cubs' Rowan Wick exchange words; Votto mourns with Buffalo, Uvalde

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto exchanged words with Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Rowan Wick during the 8th inning of the Reds' 4-3 win Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park, but Votto did not want to discuss the exchange with Bally Sports Ohio's Jim Day on the field after the game out of respect for the victims of recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas. ...
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Cubs' Rowan Wick: Saddled with first loss Saturday

Wick (1-1) allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits while retiring just one batter to take the loss Saturday against the Diamondbacks. Chicago's top two relievers struggled in this one, as David Robertson blew his first save of the season in the eighth inning. The game then went into the 10th inning tied, and Wick allowed a single and a double with one out that brought three runs across, though one of those runners started the inning on second base and another scored on an Andrelton Simmons throwing error. Despite the hiccup, Wick has been mostly solid this season with a 1.80 ERA and 18 strikeouts across 15 innings, though his 1.53 WHIP is a bit high, in large part due to his seven walks so far.
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Cubs' Rowan Wick: Second straight save

Wick registered the save in a 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning. With David Robertson on the COVID-19 injured list, Wick has converted each of Chicago's last three save chances including two over the past two games. The 29-year-old entered with one on and none out in the ninth and permitted another base hit before inducing a foul-out and game-ending double play to secure the victory. Wick sits in the curious spot of possessing a higher WHIP (1.39) than ERA (1.32), with a 3.67 xERA and 2.93 xFIP suggesting he's been the beneficiary of luck thus far in the runs allowed department.
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Cubs' Rowan Wick: Logs shaky save

Wick saved Saturday's 4-2 win against the Diamondbacks, allowing one run on two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in one inning. After Chicago scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to take the lead, Wick was brought in for the save and permitted the first two batters to reach base, bringing the tying run to the plate. The 29-year-old was able to retaliate and strike out three of the next four batters -- surrendering a run-scoring single as well -- to secure the victory. Wick has now registered three of Chicago's last four saves and has struck out an impressive 17 batters in 12.2 innings while posting a 1.42 ERA.
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Cubs' Rowan Wick: Earns second save

Wick worked around two hits to log two scoreless innings and earn the save Wednesday against the Padres. He struck out two. Regular closer David Robertson hit the injured list Monday for undisclosed reasons, which fits the pattern teams have used when a player lands on the COVID-19 injured list. Wick appears to be next in line, as he saw the first save opportunity in the former's absence. Robertson has been lights out this year with a 1.50 ERA, though Wick has also been stellar, as he now has a miniscule 0.77 ERA and 14 strikeouts across 11.2 innings to go along with two saves. It looks like both relievers should have fantasy value the rest of the way, though Robertson is the preferred option as long as he's seeing the bulk of the save chances.
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Cubs' Rowan Wick: Records first save

Wick pitched a scoreless 10th inning with two strikeouts to record the save in Wednesday's win over Atlanta. Closer David Robertson and Mychal Givens had already worked the eighth and ninth innings by the time the 10th came around, so the Cubs turned to Wick for his first save of the season. The righty has been stellar with a 1.35 ERA across 6.2 innings of work, though Robertson has been even better with a 0.00 ERA and four saves through 8.2 innings. That should keep Wick in a setup role for now.
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Cubs' Rowan Wick: Works eighth inning Thursday

Wick recorded a hold in Thursday's win over the Brewers despite allowing a run on two hits while retiring just two batters. It was noteworthy that Wick pitched in the eighth inning, with veteran David Robertson getting the save in the ninth. Wick didn't pitch particularly well in his frame either, as Mychal Givens was called on to put the side away. Manager David Ross indicated that a handful of pitchers might get saves this season, including Wick, Robertson and Givens. This isn't great news for Wick's fantasy value, especially if Robertson pitches well and locks down the role early on.
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Cubs' Rowan Wick: No lock for closing duties

Wick is not a lock for the closer role, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Wick is viewed as one of a handful of options to close games for the Cubs this season. Apparently Wick desperately wants the role, as Bastian says "Wick would love nothing more than to earn manager David Ross' trust as the top arm for the ninth inning," but Ross reportedly plans on beginning the season with a mixture of pitchers in that role. Veterans David Robertson, Mychal Givens and Chris Martin were mentioned as alternative candidates along with flamethrowing 25-year-old righty Manuel Rodriguez.
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