Cishek (knee) is available to pitch Friday against the Dodgers if needed, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports. Cishek was down for a few days after suffering a knee bruise Wednesday, but he'll be ready to roll for the second game of the series. He owns a 3.21 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with a 30:9 K:BB over 28 innings this season.
Cishek will test his knee before Thursday's game against the Dodgers to determine his availability, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports. Cishek suffered a bruised right knee prior to Wednesday's contest, but he could be available out of the bullpen Thursday if his knee feels OK before the game. He last pitched Monday against the Rockies, allowing one run over one inning of work.
Cishek (knee) said after Wednesday's win over the Rockies he should be good to go in a day or two, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports. Cishek suffered the right knee bruise prior to the game, when he was hit by an errant throw on the inside of his knee while playing catch. The 32-year-old was carted off the field after sustaining the injury, but it doesn't appear as though he'll require a trip to the injured list.
Cishek was diagnosed with a right knee bone bruise, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports. Cishek suffered the injury playing catch in the outfield prior to Wednesday's game; he was hit on the inside of his knee with an errant throw and ultimately had to be carted off the field. While he appears to have avoided a more serious injury, it remains to be seen whether the right-hander will be available out of the bullpen for Wednesday's series finale.
Cishek allowed a run on two hits in an inning of work but was able to secure the save in Wednesday's 9-8 win over the Rockies. He struck out two. Cishek allowed a double and a single to start the ninth inning, but he retired the next three hitters, getting the final two via strikeout. The 32-year-old reliever now has six saves this year, but with Pedro Strop (hamstring) back from the injured list and Craig Kimbrel now joining the bullpen, Cishek will likely slot into a setup role moving forward.