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2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
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Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 100.2 9 5 3.67 88 34

Top Keegan Thompson News

  • Cubs' Keegan Thompson: Struggles in short start

    Thompson allowed four runs on two hits across 1.2 innings and did not factor into the decision Sunday against the Reds. He walked three and struck out two.

    Thompson labored in the outing, as he needed 70 pitches to retire just five batters. That was enough for manager David Ross, saddling the righty with his second-shortest start this season. Thompson's shortest appearance came on June 12, when he allowed five runs while retiring just two batters against the Yankees. He's still been pretty good overall with a 3.67 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across 100.2 innings, to go along with a 9-5 record. Thompson will look for a smoother outing in his next scheduled start Friday against the Brewers.

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  • Cubs' Keegan Thompson: Sharp effort for ninth win

    Thompson (9-5) allowed one run on five hits across six innings to earn the win Monday against the Nationals. He had no walks and struck out three.

    Thompson allowed a solo home run to Luke Voit in the sixth inning but was otherwise spotless. It was a nice rebound after the righty allowed five runs on 10 hits across 4.2 innings in his last start. Thompson has had some ups and down lately, though he's been mostly good this season with a 3.36 ERA and the nine wins. After making just six starts last year, the 27-year-old is now up to 15 starts this season, and he's likely secured a spot in the team's 2023 rotation. Thompson is penciled in to start again Sunday against the Reds.

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  • Cubs' Keegan Thompson: Hit hard in loss

    Thompson (8-5) allowed five runs on 10 hits across 4.2 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Cardinals. He walked two and struck out one.

    Thompson allowed home runs to Dylan Carlson and Paul Goldschmidt, and was just generally ineffective on the road against St. Louis. The righty has now alternated good and bad starts his last four times out, though he's been mostly solid for the bulk of the year, as evidenced by his 3.48 ERA across 93 innings. He'll look to get back on track in his next scheduled outing Sunday against the Marlins.

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  • Cubs' Keegan Thompson: Sharp in eighth win

    Thompson (8-4) picked up the win in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over the Pirates, allowing two unearned runs on four hits over seven innings. He struck out seven without walking a batter.

    The right-hander was cruising toward a potential shutout until an error by Nico Hoerner extended the seventh inning and set the stage for a two-run blast by Oneil Cruz. Thompson exited after 97 pitches (69 strikes) and had to settle for his first win, and first quality start, since June 22. On the season, the 27-year-old sports a 3.16 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 82:29 K:BB through 88.1 innings.

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  • Cubs' Keegan Thompson: Takes fourth loss Thursday

    Thompson (7-4) allowed five runs on eight hits across 4.1 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Mets. He walked four and struck out one.

    Thompson struggled with his control, as he walked a season high four batters and also hit a batter. The eight hits didn't help his cause either, and the end result was his fourth loss of the year. Despite the rough outing, Thompson still has a strong 3.43 ERA and 1.25 WHIP, and with the Cubs dealing with a handful of injuries in the rotation, the righty should stick as a starter coming out of the All-Star break.

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  • Cubs' Keegan Thompson: Steady in no-decision

    Thompson allowed an unearned run on two hits, one walk and a hit batter with eight strikeouts in 5.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Dodgers on Friday.

    Thompson kept a tough opponent in check until the sixth inning, when a Seiya Suzuki error allowed the Dodgers to get on the board. All things considered, this was a good outing for Thompson since he lasted only four innings in his previous start. The 27-year-old right-hander has maintained a 3.16 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 74:25 K:BB across 77 innings in 19 appearances (11 starts) this year. He's limited opponents to two or fewer runs in four of his last five outings, a run of success he'll look to keep going in a projected home start versus the Orioles next week.

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  • Cubs' Keegan Thompson: Lasts four innings in no-decision

    Thompson registered a no-decision during Sunday's 4-2 loss to Boston, allowing two runs on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts in four innings.

    Thompson held Boston scoreless through three innings despite five baserunners with the help of two double plays but allowed five more hitters to reach base in the fourth, resulting in two runs. The 27-year-old lasted fewer than five innings for the third time in six starts, and Thompson's ERA has spiked from 1.99 to 3.41 during the rough stretch. He's in for a tough test with a start against the Dodgers scheduled for next weekend.

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  • Cubs' Keegan Thompson: Takes third loss

    Thompson (7-3) allowed four runs on eight hits across 6.1 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Reds. He had no walks and struck out eight.

    The eight strikeouts were one away from tying a season high, but Thompson was a bit too hittable and was outdueled by Cincinnati starter Luis Castillo, who tossed six scoreless innings of his own. Thompson has pitched well overall this year with a 3.34 ERA, though he's just 1-3 across his last five starts with a 6.14 ERA. The righty will look to get back on track in his next scheduled start Sunday against a surging Boston squad.

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  • Cubs' Keegan Thompson: Shuts down Pirates

    Thompson (7-2) allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out seven across six innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Pirates.

    Thompson surrendered a home run to Diego Castillo to begin the second inning but otherwise shut down the Pittsburgh offense. It was the second consecutive excellent outing for Thompson, as he's allowed only one earned run across 12 innings while maintaining a 16:3 K:BB. Thompson has been effective as both a starter and reliever this season, maintaining a 3.10 ERA across 61 frames.

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  • Cubs' Keegan Thompson: Twirls six scoreless frames

    Thompson allowed two hits and two walks over six scoreless innings in Friday's win over Atlanta. He stuck out nine and did not factor in the decision.

    The 27-year-old found himself in a duel with Charlie Morton and the Cubs' offense wasn't able to break a scoreless tie until the eighth inning. Thompson never faced much of a threat and, at one point, retired 10 straight batters. Friday was his second scoreless outing as a starter this year, lowering his season ERA to 3.27 through 55 frames. Thompson had allowed 15 runs (13 earned) over just nine innings in his previous three starts. He's lined up to start in Pittsburgh next week.

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  • Cubs' Keegan Thompson: Hit hard again Sunday

    Thompson (6-2) allowed five runs (three earned) on three hits and three walks while failing to strike out a batter in two-thirds of an inning to take the loss in Sunday's game against the Yankees.

    The Yankees' bats were hot throughout Sunday's matchup, as they combined to score 18 runs. Thompson was handed his second straight defeat during the blowout loss, and he's been charged with back-to-back losses after picking up four consecutive wins between late May and early June. The righty has posted a 3.67 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 49 innings over 14 appearances (six starts) to begin the season. He tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against Atlanta on Friday.

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  • Cubs' Keegan Thompson: Crushed in loss

    Thompson (6-1) took the loss Tuesday in Baltimore, allowing seven runs on five hits, two hit batsmen and a walk while striking out one in three innings.

    Thompson allowed home runs on two of his first three pitches and gave up a third blast in the second inning. His night ended after only 50 pitches as he allowed multiple runs in each of the three innings. Thompson allowed only three homers in his first 45.1 innings this season and was taken deep three times in his first time through the order Tuesday. His next start will likely come early next week against San Diego.

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  • Cubs' Keegan Thompson: Improves to 6-0

    Thompson (6-0) allowed three runs on five hits across 5.1 innings to earn the win Thursday against the Cardinals. He walked three and struck out three.

    Thompson wasn't dominant, but he did enough to maintain his perfect record this year. It was only the righty's fourth start of the season, as two of his six wins so far have come in relief. He should stick in the rotation for now, particularly with Wade Miley (shoulder) and Drew Smyly (oblique) both on the injured list. Thompson will carry a 1.99 ERA into his next scheduled start, which tentatively lines up for Wednesday against the Orioles.

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  • Cubs' Keegan Thompson: Runs record to 5-0

    Thompson (5-0) earned the win over the White Sox on Saturday, allowing one run on five hits and one walk over five innings. He struck out four.

    As has been the case throughout the season so far, Thompson was stingy on the mound against the Cubs' crosstown rivals, allowing only one run over five frames. The right-hander has started in only three of his 11 appearances, but he's logged at least 2.2 innings in every outing and has yet to allow more than two earned runs. In addition to a perfect 5-0 record, Thompson has posted a 1.58 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 35:11 K:BB over 40 innings.

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  • Cubs' Keegan Thompson: Set to start Saturday

    Thompson is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the White Sox, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Thompson is poised to make his third start of the season Saturday as Chicago enters a week with a pair of doubleheaders. As a result of the twin bills, the right-hander may receive an additional turn through the rotation. He's been a force on the mound for the Cubs this season with a 1.54 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 31:10 K:BB over 35 innings.

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  • Cubs' Keegan Thompson: Earns relief win

    Thompson (4-0) earned the win during Sunday's 5-4 victory over Arizona, allowing one run on two hits with four strikeouts in three relief innings.

    Thompson relieved starter Wade Miley in the seventh inning and let in the go-ahead run, but Chicago was able to rally in the bottom of the eighth to give the 27-year-old his fourth win. Thompson figures to keep a high-leverage bullpen role now that Chicago has five healthy starters and can still prove to be a valuable asset, though a 3.53 FIP suggests his 1.54 ERA will increase soon.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Cullman, AL
Age: 27
School: Auburn
Bats/Throws: R, R