Lucchesi gave up three runs on two hits and a pair of walks while striking out five across three innings against the Cubs on Thursday. He didn't factor into the decision.

Lucchesi got off to a strong start, sending five of his first seven batters down on strikes. Unfortunately, he issued back-to-back walks in the third inning followed by an RBI single by Willson Contreras and a two-run double by Kris Bryant, giving the Cubs a 3-0 lead. The 27-year old didn't last much longer, getting pulled after three innings and 60 pitches, 34 for strikes. Lucchesi threw only 55 pitches in his last outing, so he didn't improve much in terms of endurance. The left-hander is lined up to make his next start April 30 against the Phillies, though that hasn't yet been made official.

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