August 7, 2022

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‘He’s dominant right now’ – The Denver Post

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Sometimes momentum can shift when a reliever enters.

For the Chicago Cubs, right-hander Keegan Thompson wielded the game-changing performance after manager David Ross went to the hard-throwing 27-year-old in a tough spot Monday.

Thompson delivered a hammer to a Tampa Bay Rays lineup that had no answer for his arsenal. The Rays had tied the score at 2 against starter Kyle Hendricks, who couldn’t close out the fifth inning with a one-run lead intact. Hendricks surrendered a tying one-out single to Josh Lowe, and the Rays were threatening to blow the game open. Ross opted for Thompson, who deftly escaped a similar scenario Thursday in Colorado.

Thompson needed one pitch to get out of the fifth. Randy Arozarena rolled a cutter to first baseman Frank Schwindel, who started an…

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2022-04-19 05:18:25

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