Wada makes mark in first outing of season with Cubs

May 21, 2015

Wada makes mark in first outing of season with Cubs

Left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada left a lasting impression with the San Diego Padres even though he didn’t last long enough to get the decision. Wada struck out nine in 4⅔ innings in his season debut and scored the tying run, and Kris Bryant drove in ...

Apr 8, 2015

Wada impresses in simulated game

Chicago Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada looked sharp in a simulated game on Tuesday as part of his rehab as he recovers from a left thigh injury. The 34-year-old former Fukuoka Softbank Hawks ace threw 64 pitches to 19 minor leaguers at the Cubs’ spring ...

Feb 21, 2015

Wada brings new cutter into camp

One of the first things Chicago Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada did after arriving at spring camp was try out the cut fastball he’s been working on. “It felt good,” Wada reported of the pitch that he hopes will help him land a spot in ...

Wada proud to represent MLB

Nov 15, 2014

Wada proud to represent MLB

by Jason Coskrey

Tsuyoshi Wada entered Game 2 of the MLB-Japan All-Star Series on Friday night at Tokyo Dome to the strains of Tom Petty’s 1989 hit “Free Fallin’,” which was serving as the de facto soundtrack to Rob Wooten’s exit from the game after having given ...

Wada takes loss as Brewers squeeze past Cubs

Sep 28, 2014

Wada takes loss as Brewers squeeze past Cubs

The Chicago Cubs lead the major leagues in strikeouts, and Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta took full advantage of their free-swinging ways. Peralta struck out a career-high 13 in seven innings, and the Brewers beat the Cubs 2-1 on Saturday night. It marked the sixth ...

Cubs stumble down stretch in loss to Dodgers

Sep 19, 2014

Cubs stumble down stretch in loss to Dodgers

The also-ran Chicago Cubs learned a valuable lesson from the playoff-hopeful Los Angeles Dodgers: Don’t take anything for granted in a pennant race. The Cubs held a three-run lead on Thursday night before they came apart in an 8-4 loss that snapped their three-game ...

Cardinals shell Wada to earn split

Aug 31, 2014

Cardinals shell Wada to earn split

Chicago Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada is a part of a six-man rotation that is auditioning for the future. He doesn’t think his latest outing helped his cause. Matt Holliday homered twice, including a three-run blast off Wada, and drove in five and the St. ...

Wada earns victory against former team

Aug 25, 2014

Wada earns victory against former team

Surgery derailed Tsuyoshi Wada’s hopes of pitching for Baltimore, but on Sunday the lefty showed the Orioles what he can do over 6⅓ innings in a 2-1 win for the Chicago Cubs. The 33-year-old Wada (4-1) did not allow a hit through six innings. ...

Wada notches second victory

Aug 14, 2014

Wada notches second victory

Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back home runs as the Chicago Cubs roughed up Kyle Lohse and the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Wednesday. Starlin Castro, Rizzo and Baez, the nucleus of Theo Epstein’s rebuilding effort, drove in all four runs against the NL-leading ...

Dodgers down Cubs in 12th on Ramirez's 3-run HR

Aug 3, 2014

Dodgers down Cubs in 12th on Ramirez's 3-run HR

Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Dee Gordon hit a two-out single against Blake Parker (1-1), stole his major league-leading 51st base and ...

Wada finally gets first win

Jul 29, 2014

Wada finally gets first win

After nine seasons in Japan and three years in the minor leagues, Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada finally picked up that elusive first major league victory. Wada (1-1) left little doubt to Monday night’s outcome, pitching seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the ...