Farrell (2-2) was the winning pitcher in Saturday's 14-inning game against the Mets. He tossed five scoreless innings of relief and allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Farrell came on in the ninth inning and got his team all the way through the 13th, which helped the Cubs only use five pitchers versus the eight trotted out by New York. The 26-year-old will undoubtedly be unavailable Sunday after recording a season high in innings pitched, but his effort should allow other Chicago relievers to be ready.
Farrell was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
He has a 9:1 K:BB in 5.2 MLB innings this season, but has given up five runs over that stretch. Farrell has been more effective (4.94 ERA) albeit less dominant in the strikeout department (24 strikeouts in 23.2 innings) as a starter at Triple-A. He will serve as a long reliever, and could piggy back starter Mike Montgomery on Monday.
Farrell was sent down to Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic Chicago reports.
The Cubs' pen was taxed after back-to-back extra-inning games over the weekend. Farrell himself was quite busy, earning the win Saturday but taking the loss Sunday. His ERA sits at 7.94 through 5.2 innings, largely due to the three home runs he allowed as his strikeout and walk rates (32.1 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively) were both excellent in his small sample. Cory Mazzoni was promoted to take his spot in the bullpen.
Farrell (1-0) recorded the first win of his MLB career Monday against the Rockies. He tossed 1.1 scoreless innings with two strikeouts.
Farrell got called up from Triple-A Iowa 10 days ago and he's looked good for the Cubs, as he has now tossed 3.1 scoreless innings with seven strikeouts. His strong start to the season will likely get him some more relief opportunities, though the 26-year-old's career 4.42 ERA at the MLB level and 4.46 ERA in the minors are probably truer indicators of what to expect moving forward.
Farrell was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
Farrell has acted as a starter for the I-Cubs this season, but he'll head to the Cubs' bullpen for now to replace long reliever Eddie Butler (groin), who was placed on the disabled list in a corresponding move. The 26-year-old Farrell likely won't be used in high-leverage innings given his 5.91 ERA in two Triple-A starts.
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|2013||R-Idaho Falls Chukars||1||3||6.65||10||10||0||0||0||43.1||52||32||32||5||5||15||45|
|2014||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||0||1||6.17||2||2||0||0||0||11.2||11||8||8||2||0||2||11|
|2015||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||2||0||3.03||7||3||0||0||2||29.2||27||12||10||0||3||6||41|
|2015||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||5||3||3.09||19||16||0||0||0||93.1||89||38||32||7||4||29||65|
|2016||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||6||3||3.76||19||14||0||0||0||91.0||85||44||38||12||2||40||78|
|2017||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||7||4||4.07||17||16||0||0||0||97.1||89||48||44||13||2||33||94|
|2017||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||0||0||3.86||1||1||0||0||0||4.2||4||3||2||0||0||2||5|