Wick makes return; Cousins' shutout streak intact

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Rowan Wick pitched for the Cubs late Tuesday night in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Brewers, back 11 months after an oblique injury

    Rowan Wick pitched for the Cubs late Tuesday night in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Brewers, back 11 months after an oblique injury Associated Press

 
 
Updated 8/11/2021 9:17 PM

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.

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