Wick makes return; Cousins' shutout streak intact
Rowan Wick made his first appearance for the Cubs in nearly a year late Tuesday night when he pitched a perfect seventh inning against the Brewers. He last pitched on Sept. 16, 2020 and has been out with an oblique injury since then.
Before Wednesday's game, he brought a message about the Cubs' future, maybe thinking about next year's job in mind:
"The Chicago Cubs, it's going to be good in 2022," he said. "I think the team's going to be not as bad as everyone thinks."
Cousins back from IL:
St. Charles native Jake Cousins pitched an inning for the Brewers Tuesday's Game 2, which was delayed by rain. It was his first outing since July 30 because of a positive COVID test.
Cousins, who said he is vaccinated, retired the Cubs in order with 2 strikeouts. The former Wheaton Academy star has now pitched 15⅓ innings this season without allowing a run. He's given up just 4 hits with 22 strikeouts. He made his major league debut on June 21.