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Here at CUB TRACKS NEWS AND NOTES™, we have news for you. Crosstown series began Friday. Keegan Thompson vs Dallas Keuchel. The Cubs tortured Keuchel for an inning and a half and then he got an early shower.

Thompson pitched into and out of a jam in the first, showing us all a lot of heart and allowing only a single run. 6-1 after one. Nice start, including a birthday bash by Patrick Wisdom and his old-school lip caterpillar. Derrek Lee also homered on his 30th natal anniversary.

Thompson struggled a bit afterward but I really like him. Steele, too. I hope they’re both rotation regulars for the remainder of 2021. I suspect they will be. Adrian Sampson can keep journeying, barring an Adam Morgan recovery. I’d sooner see more AAA arms.

Andrew Romine isn’t working for me, either. Nice story but no thanks.

Sad times.

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