Wade Davis Breaks Cubs’ Consecutive Saves Record
As a result of his 27th straight save today Wade Davis now holds the Cubs consecutive saves record. The record had been previously held by Ryan Dempster.
Last December Theo Epstein sent Jorge Soler to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Wade Davis. Aroldis Chapman was headed to free agency and the Cubs needed to replace him. The Royals were willing to let Davis go as he was headed into the final year of his contract and would be a free agent at the end of the 2017 season.
Wade Davis has been every bit of elite. He is currently fourth in the national league in saves behind the Rockies’ Greg Holland. He has been a 1.2 WAR pitcher with a 2.32 ERA. He has struck out 57 in 42.2 innings.
With six weeks left in the regular season and in the heart of a pennant race it’s good to know we have The Machine to rely on at the end of close games.
Back before the season started, I took a deep dive into Wade Davis’ career. You can check it out with the link below.
Doug Preszler is the type of person who can be a Cubs fan and an Iowa fan while living in South Dakota. He is a man who cares not for regional loyalty. He can be found on Twitter here, telling tales of the Dakotan Cubs fan’s existence.