September 30, 2022
Orioles 9, Cubs 3: Yikes, Keegan Thompson

#Cubs 1 @ #Orioles 0 [T1-0o]:Christopher Morel homers (3): fly ball to LCF (solo)Hit: 429ft, 109.3mph, 24° Pitch: 95.4mph Four-Seam Fastball (RHP Kyle Bradish, 9)

Unfortunately, it was all downhill from there. Keegan Thompson had the worst start of his career and really didn’t do anything right. He got smacked for three home runs and also hit two batters and allowed seven runs in three innings That ballooned Thompson’s season ERA from 1.99 to 3.17 and the Cubs lost the series opener to the Orioles 9-3, their first loss to the O’s since 2008.

Honestly, there isn’t much more to say about this game. Alec Mills, just activated from the injured list, made his season debut and threw reasonably well (five innings, six strikeouts, an efficient 73 pitches), though he was also touched for a pair of home runs. In finishing up the game, he saved the rest of the bullpen for Wednesday’s game.

#Cubs 2 @ #Orioles 7 [T5-0o]:Willson Contreras homers (10): fly ball to LCF (solo)Hit: 437ft, 114.7mph , 24° Pitch: 92.9mph Four-Seam Fastball (RHP Kyle Bradish, 10)

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