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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
47-37 6-4 L2
44-40 3-7 L4
34-48 7-3 W2
33-48 4-6 L1
28-53 4-6 L1

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 4 0 3.34 41 15 1.30

Top Mychal Givens News

  • Cubs' Mychal Givens: Walks three in rough outing

    Givens allowed four runs without recording an out during Tuesday's loss to the Padres. He gave up one hit and three walks.

    Givens replaced Scott Effross after the latter allowed consecutive singles to start the seventh inning. Givens promptly allowed a walk, a double and two more walks before getting the hook. It was easily the worst outing of the season for the righty, who saw his ERA climb from 3.09 to 4.63 in the process. Givens' track record suggests he'll bounce back, though it may take a little while for his ERA to come back down below 4.00.

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  • Cubs' Mychal Givens: Improves to 3-0

    Givens (3-0) recorded two outs in relief and earned the win Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Givens has now earned a win in each of his last two appearances despite allowing two earned runs on three hits across 1.2 innings. That's given the righty a 3.38 ERA for the season, which is in line with the 3.35 ERA he posted last year. Expect similar results for Givens moving forward, though he's unlikely to keep picking up wins at this rate. With David Robertson on the COVID-19 injured list, Givens could also see some save opportunities in the near future, though Rowan Wick earned the save Saturday.

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  • Cubs' Mychal Givens: Blows save but earns win

    Givens (2-0) allowed two runs on two hits in an inning of work but managed to earn the win Wednesday against the Padres. He struck out two.

    Givens allowed two solo home runs in the seventh inning and was charged with his second blown save of the season, but the righty earned the win when the Cubs scored twice in the top of the eighth. With David Robertson on the injured list for undisclosed reasons, which fits the pattern teams have used when a player lands on the COVID-19 injured list, it was Rowan Wick who saw end-game work Wednesday. The situation could be fluid until Robertson returns, but it appears that Givens will set up Wick.

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  • Cubs' Mychal Givens: Secures save Thursday

    Givens recorded a save against the Rockies on Thursday, pitching a scoreless inning during which he allowed one hit and struck out two.

    The right-hander was summoned in the ninth inning to protect a three-run lead and did so successfully, working around a one-out single to post a scoreless frame. He struck out two in the outing, giving him seven punchouts over 3.1 frames to begin the season. David Robertson picked up the first two saves of the campaign for the Cubs, but he wasn't called upon Thursday despite not pitching the previous day. It's possible that manager David Ross will use a committee to close out games this season, with Robertson and Givens appearing to be the early frontrunners for save opportunities.

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  • Cubs' Mychal Givens: May work in closer rotation?

    Chicago manager David Ross may use multiple pitchers to close out games this season, which could put Givens in the mix for saves, Jordan Bastian of reports.

    Givens had eight saves a season ago with the Reds and Rockies and recorded 11 back in 2019 with the Orioles, so he has some experience in the closer role. Rowan Wick is the presumptive favorite to lead the Cubs in save opportunities early on, but the 31-year-old Givens certainly appears to be in the mix and could earn a bigger share of ninth-inning work if he pitches well to start the year.

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  • Cubs' Mychal Givens: Signs with Cubs

    Givens signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Cubs on Thursday, Jesse Rogers of reports.

    Givens served as a late reliever for the Reds and Rockies in 2021 and posted a 3.35 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 51 innings across 54 relief appearances. During that time, he converted eight of 11 save opportunities and racked up 11 holds. Rowan Wick converted five of eight save chances last year and entered spring training as the favorite to serve as the Cubs' closer, but Givens will have the chance to compete for ninth-inning duties ahead of the 2022 campaign.

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  • Reds' Mychal Givens: Secures relief win

    Givens (4-3) earned the win in relief Saturday against the Nationals after tossing a scoreless inning. He didn't record a walk or strikeout.

    Givens entered the game to pitch the ninth inning with the game tied 6-6, and he was able to deliver when it mattered the most -- he tossed just six of his 11 pitches for strikes but still retired the side with a groundout, a popout and a flyout. The right-hander bounced back from his previous outing, when he gave up three runs in just two-thirds of an inning, and that has been the lone instance in which he's given up runs over his last four contests.

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  • Reds' Mychal Givens: Blows save chance

    Givens allowed three runs on three hits and two walks in Friday's win over Washington. He recorded two outs, including one strikeout, and was charged with a blown save.

    Givens entered a 7-4 game and quickly retired the first two batters he faced. He then coughed up three runs, including a two-run single by Luis Garcia. The 31-year-old is now 8-for-11 in save chances this season with a 3.12 ERA through 49 innings.

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  • Reds' Mychal Givens: Collects eighth save

    Givens picked up the save Thursday after tossing a scoreless inning against the Pirates. He allowed two walks and no hits while striking out two.

    With a tight 1-0 lead and one out in the ninth, Givens walked back-to-back batters. The right-hander quickly minimized the threat, however, leading him to convert his eighth save out of nine tries since joining the Reds in July. In that span, Given has compiled a 3.06 ERA and 1.36 ERA across 17.2 innings.

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  • Reds' Mychal Givens: Secures seventh save

    Givens picked up the save against the Cardinals on Friday with a scoreless inning during which he allowed one hit and struck out two.

    Givens continues to shine in the closer role for the Reds, as he has successfully converted seven of eight save opportunities since joining the team in late July. He worked around a one-out single versus St. Louis on Friday to close out the 4-2 victory, striking out a pair of batters in the process. Givens has compiled a 2.76 ERA and 49:22 K:BB across 45.2 frames this season. With the Reds fighting for the second NL wild card, Givens likely has a secure hold on the team's closer position as long as he continues to be effective.

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  • Reds' Mychal Givens: Notches sixth save

    Givens allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning against the Cubs on Tuesday en route to his sixth save of the season.

    A two-out single by Alfonso Rivas put the tying run on base, but Givens was able to buckle down, record the final out and end the Reds' four-game losing streak. All six of Givens' saves this season have come in 15 appearances with the Reds; he may not have sole possession of the closer job, but he looks like manager David Bell's preferred option at the moment.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Tampa, FL
Age: 32
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: R, R