Wick (0-1) allowed one run while giving up a hit and a walk over one inning in a 1-0 loss to the Brewers on Friday. He struck out one. A Ryan Braun sacrifice fly made the difference in Friday's low-scoring affair. It was the first run Wick has allowed in his last seven appearances. Despite not recording a save since mid-August, Wick remains a high-leverage option out of the Cubs bullpen.
Wick (0-1) allowed a run on one hit and a walk to take the loss Friday against the Brewers. Wick got the eighth inning in a 0-0 game and set the side down in order. However, he ran into trouble when he came back out for the ninth, allowing the first two batters to reach. That got Jeremy Jeffress into the game, and he allowed the lead runner to score on a sacrifice fly. Despite the loss, Wick has been pretty solid for the Cubs, as the righty owns a 3.52 ERA and 18:5 K:BB across 15.1 innings this season. He and Jeffress should continue to share the closer role.
Wick pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation Monday, wrapping up a 5-1 win over the Cardinals. The Cubs had dropped three straight games to St. Louis coming into Monday, so while Wick didn't pitch in a save situation, it was an important outing nonetheless. The 27-year-old reliever has been effective with a 3.38 ERA so far this season, though he seems to have taken a seat behind Jeremy Jeffress for 1A closing duties.
Wick pitched a scoreless eighth inning with two strikeouts to record a hold in Friday's 4-1 win over the Cardinals. After Yu Darvish cruised through seven innings, Wick worked the eighth to earn his fourth hold of the season, and Jeremy Jeffress closed things out in the ninth. Jeffress now has five saves to lead the club, but Wick is right behind him with four saves of his own. The pair should continue to share the closer role to some degree, which caps their respective fantasy values, though both pitchers have performed well so far.
Wick earned the save against St. Louis on Tuesday, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings and allowing one walk while striking out three. Wick was called upon with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning with Chicago staked to a three-run lead. He struck out Andrew Knizner to close out the frame, then worked around a one-out walk in the ninth inning to notch the save. Wick has allowed only one run over eight frames this season while notching an 8:1 K:BB. He appears to be locked in to the closer role for the Cubs.