Keegan Thompson

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Keegan Thompson delivers a pitch to the plate.

Keegan Thompson made his first career major-league start on Tuesday against the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

He didn't disappoint, either.

The 2013 Cullman graduate tossed 3 2/3 innings for the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of their home doubleheader at Wrigley Field — the right-hander allowed no runs and two hits to go along with a pair of strikeouts and walks — before being relieved by Rex Brothers with a runner on second and two outs in the fourth inning. 

Keegan Thompson 2021

This is a 2021 photo of Keegan Thompson of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. This image reflects the Chicago Cubs active roster as of Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 when this image was taken.

Brothers recorded the final out of the frame to preserve Thompson’s spotless debut as a starter.

Thompson, who threw 61 pitches (39 strikes) in the game, matched reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer on the mound prior to his departure.

He recorded his first career big-league strikeout in the second inning against Max Muncy.

Thompson made his MLB debut on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds, surrendering two hits and a walk in a scoreless fifth inning.

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