Cishek (1-4) allowed one run over 1.1 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Dodgers. He gave up one hit and a walk, while striking out one. Cishek came on in the seventh inning of a 2-2 game and worked a quick 1-2-3 frame. However, things were a bit dicier in the eighth following a leadoff walk to Chris Taylor. A groundout moved Taylor into scoring position, and then Cishek allowed the go-ahead run to score on a single by Russell Martin. Cishek has generally been reliable for the Cubs this season with a 3.38 ERA, though that's up more than a run from the stellar 2.18 mark he posted in 2018.
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.