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Here at CUB TRACKS NEWS AND NOTES™, we have news for you. Having experienced the dizzying heights of a two-game winning streak and a series win, the NooCubs scheduled Zach Davies to pitch Friday, with sadly predictable results. Davies might have been better to serve the bolognese. Also, the world is a vampire. One needs garlic bread. It’s sub-optimal.

Anyway Keegan Thompson returned from the cornfields to start Saturday’s matinee. He’s been effective in Iowa, parlaying his cheese and sides into four scoreless starts, though none of them stretched him more than four innings and change. He can’t be said to be well-proofed yet but perhaps he can rise to the occasion. Thompson kept his composure through some self-created jams, which will aid in the evaluation process for the coaching staff. Just a couple of runs scored early... no run support or Thompson could have stayed longer.

“When you have these guys go down there and dominate — which they should — and [with] the success [Thompson] has had here, and just getting his pitch count up, it’s a good indication that as soon as they’re ready to be able to start, to give some length, they’re ready.” David Ross.

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