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Aug 12, 2022 6 3 3.63 2 -1.5
Aug 9, 2022 6 2 3.71 2 1.5
Aug 6, 2022 6 2 3.74 2
Aug 5, 2022 6 2 3.61 2 2
Aug 3, 2022 6 2 3.70 2 -8

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Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
2022 121.52.7 44.7 6 3 2 53 20 3.63 1.32
2021 1582.9 51.0 4 3 8 54 27 3.35 1.37
2020 51.52.3 22.3 1 1 1 25 10 3.63 1.16
3y Avg. 132.52.9 45.3 2 3 7 55 21 3.97 1.26
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  • Mets' Mychal Givens: Moves to Mets

    The Cubs acquired Givens from the Mets on Tuesday in exchange for right-hander Saul Gonzalez, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Givens temporarily looked to be the next man in line for saves with the Cubs, but he'll wind up leaving the Windy City along with David Robertson, Scott Effross and Chris Martin. It would take an injury to Edwin Diaz for Givens to have any shot at save chances in his new home, but he could fill a key setup role for the Mets.
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  • Cubs' Mychal Givens: Notches second save

    Givens struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to record his second save of the season in a 4-2 win over the Pirates. Closer David Robertson pitched Saturday and Sunday, but his absence from this game will undoubtedly spur more trade rumors around the 37-year-old. Instead it was Givens who got the call in a save situation -- perhaps to showcase him for a deal to a contender, or perhaps as an audition for the closer role if Robertson does get moved -- and he breezed through the middle of Pittsburgh's batting order. The right-hander has six wins and six holds this season in addition to his saves, and he hasn't allowed an earned run in 15 straight appearances, posting a 0.98 WHIP and 18:6 K:BB through 16.1 innings over that impressive stretch.
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  • Cubs' Mychal Givens: Earns sixth win of season

    Givens (6-2) worked around a hit and a walk to pitch a scoreless inning of relief and earn the win Monday against the Pirates. He struck out two. Givens got into some trouble and needed 24 pitches to work through the eighth inning, but the righty managed his 14th straight outing without allowing an earned run. His six wins this season are actually second on the team, which is a bit of good luck but also indicative of the struggles of Chicago's rotation. Either way, Givens has been able to deliver some fantasy value from the bullpen despite not serving as the team's closer, though it's hard to count on the wins to keep coming.
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  • 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 MLB.com 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 ESPN.com 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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  • Reds' Mychal Givens: Secures save No. 5

    Givens fired a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit while striking out one to earn the save in the win over the Tigers on Saturday. Givens entered the ninth inning with a three-run lead. He allowed a leadoff single to Robbie Grossman, but he retired the following two batters and finished the game on a double play. The 31-year-old has emerged as the main closer for the Reds, with all five of his saves coming since Aug. 5. He has a 3.46 ERA and 1.38 WHIP with 12 punchouts in 13 innings with the Reds this season.
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  • Reds' Mychal Givens: Notches fourth save

    Givens gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his fourth save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Marlins. The veteran right-hander has emerged as the Reds' latest closer after coming over from the Rockies at the trade deadline. Givens has yet to allow a run in nine appearances and 9.1 innings since joining the team, reducing his ERA on the year to an impressive 2.08, and he's converted four straight save chances.
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  • Reds' Mychal Givens: Credited with third save

    Givens allowed no hits and a walk while striking out two in 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the save in Sunday's win over the Phillies. Givens has tossed 12 consecutive scoreless innings across his last 12 appearances, and he's picked up saves in three of his last four outings. The right-hander was traded to Cincinnati on July 28 and has allowed two hits and five walks while striking out eight in eight appearances since then. He's earned three saves and three holds since the trade and currently appears to be the favorite for ninth-inning duties.
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  • Reds' Mychal Givens: Logs perfect inning for save

    Givens struck out one in a perfect inning to earn the save in Sunday's 3-2 win over Pittsburgh. The right-hander has posted saves in each of his last two appearances, and his scoreless streak is up to nine innings. Despite a 1.23 WHIP, one of the highest of his career, Givens has pitched to a 2.27 ERA across 35.2 innings between Colorado and Cincinnati this season. He's been immediately entrusted with a high-leverage role, and it appears he could join the likes of Heath Hembree, Lucas Sims and Amir Garrett in manager David Bell's closing committee.
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  • Reds' Mychal Givens: Notches first save of 2021

    Givens secured the save, firing a perfect ninth inning in the win over the Pirates on Thursday. Givens entered the ninth inning with a three-run lead. He retired all three batters in order to pick up his first save of the season. The Reds decided to give the 31-year-old a chance to close and he is the 10th Cincinnati player to record a save. The Reds are one of the most inconsistent bullpens this season, and no one has been able to lock down the closing role. Givens has only given up two runs in 19 innings since May 22, and Thursday may be a sign that he gets thrown into the mix for more saves.
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  • Reds' Mychal Givens: Traded to Reds

    Givens was traded from the Rockies to the Reds on Wednesday in exchange for right-handers Case Williams and Noah Davis, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. Givens has served mainly as a setup man for the Rockies this year, recording eight holds with a 2.73 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 29.2 innings across 31 relief appearances. The right-hander could be in consideration for high-leverage work with his new club as part of Cincinnati's bullpen, which has been inconsistent for most of the season.
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