Steve Cishek

#41 RP / Chi. Cubs / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 217 lb Age: 32 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Cubs' Steve Cishek: Grabs third save

      Steve Cishek earned the save Tuesday, firing a scoreless inning against the Giants.Manager Joe Maddon indicated regular closer Brandon Morrow was unavailable for a planned second straight day off in this one after pitching in consecutive games over the weekend. In his stead, Cishek has been a reliable option all season long, with a 1.96 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 45 strikeouts in 41.1 innings and now three saves.

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      Cubs' Steve Cishek: Picks up win Thursday

      Steve Cishek (2-0) recorded the win Thursday against the Dodgers by tossing 1.2 scoreless innings of relief. He gave up a walk and struck out one.Chicago Cubs starter Jose Quintana was shaky through five innings, and he actually came out with Chicago down 3-1, as Clayton Kershaw held the Cubs in check. However, Chicago got to the Los Angeles bullpen, which set Cishek up for the win with his strong relief work. The veteran righty has been good all season out of the Cubs' bullpen, as he now has a sparkling 1.75 ERA to go along with the two wins and two saves.

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      Cubs' Steve Cishek: Could be in the mix for short-term saves

      The Chicago Cubs will utilize the best matchups in the ninth inning with Brandon Morrow (back) on the 10-day DL, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports, which figures to put Steve Cishek in the mix for saves in the near future.Cishek has recorded two saves this season, most recently picking one up on June 9 when the Cubs decided to rest Morrow. Pedro Strop and Justin Wilson figure to be in the mix for saves as well, but Cishek's experience (123 career saves) could give him a leg up. It's unclear exactly how long Morrow will be sidelined at this point, so Cishek could be a good speculative add for owners in need of saves.

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      Cubs' Steve Cishek: Makes appearance in left field Wednesday

      Steve Cishek and fellow picher Brian Duensing both appeared in left field in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Brewers, though neither player had a fielding chance, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.Cishek started the eighth inning on the mound, but after allowing a leadoff single to Orlando Arcia, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon got creative. He brought in the lefty Duensing to face the left-hand hitting Eric Thames but shifted Cishek to left field rather than the bench. After Duensing struck out Thames, Cishek swapped the two pitchers, allowing Cishek to pitch to the right-handed Lorenzo Cain. Duensing ended up finishing the inning by retiring the left-handed Christian Yelich. "I have a whole new perspective when playing the outfield," said Cishek, who made his MLB debut there. It's unclear if Maddon will employ this strategy much going forward, though he's certainly known for thinking outside of the box.

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      Cubs' Steve Cishek: Nabs save Saturday

      Steve Cishek recorded the save in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Pirates by tossing a scoreless ninth inning with a strikeout.For the second straight day, the Chicago Cubs bypassed regular closer Brandon Morrow in a save situation. On Friday, Pedro Strop shut the door on Pittsburgh, and on Saturday Cishek was successful in his save opportunity. An injury hasn't been reported with Morrow, so this looks like simply an extra day of rest. That means Cishek will likely shift back into a middle-relief role Sunday. He's been effective for the Cubs whenever he's been out there, as the veteran righty now has a 1.88 ERA.

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      Cubs' Steve Cishek: Records fifth hold Friday

      Steve Cishek recorded his fifth hold of the season in Friday's win over the Mets, retiring a single batter via strikeout.The veteran reliever has been a great addition for the Chicago Cubs, as he now has a 1.75 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 25.2 innings of work. Brandon Morrow has been stellar in the closer's role, but if he ever gets hurt or just needs a day off, Cishek would likely be next in line for saves at this point given his strong performance and experience closing out games for Miami and Seattle.

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      Cubs' Steve Cishek: Pitches well Sunday

      Steve Cishek tossed 1.2 perfect innings in Sunday's loss to the White Sox with three strikeouts.Cishek needed 20 pitches to retire five hitters, and the smooth outing brought his season ERA down to a tidy 1.96. Brandon Morrow is doing fine as the Chicago Cubs' new closer, but Cishek would likely be the go-to option if Morrow needed rest or suffered an injury.

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      Cubs' Steve Cishek: Records first save Monday

      Steve Cishek notched his first save of the season in Monday's win over the Rockies by recording the final two outs of the game. He walked one and struck out one.Regular closer Brandon Morrow had appeared three times over the past four days, so manager Joe Maddon mixed things up in the ninth inning on Monday. Lefty Brian Duensing recorded the first out of the inning before Cishek shut the door. The veteran righty now has a solid 2.70 ERA, and it looks like he'll be first in line for saves whenever Morrow needs a day off.

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      Cubs' Steve Cishek: Grabs win on Opening Day

      Steve Cishek was the winning pitcher on Opening Day against the Marlins, giving up a hit and a walk over 1.2 scoreless innings. He struck out two.Cishek made his Chicago Cubs debut earlier than anticipated, as he came on for an ineffective Jon Lester in the fourth inning. He got the final two outs in that frame, then worked through the fifth. Cishek has ample closing experience and could get some save opportunities when Brandon Morrow needs a day off, but manager Joe Maddon showed Thursday that he's willing to use the veteran early in games if necessary.

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      Cubs' Steve Cishek: Could see occasional save opportunities

      Steve Cishek could pick up occasional save opportunities on days when closer Brandon Morrow needs rest this season, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon identified both Cishek and Justin Wilson as options to spell Morrow when needed. Cishek has 121 career saves, so it makes sense that he'd get some looks in the ninth. If Morrow falters or goes down with injury, Cishek could find himself as the primary end-game option after posting a strong 2.01 ERA and 0.90 WHIP a season ago.

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