In their first series of the 2022 MLB season, the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers had a few heated exchanges. However, one Cubs pitcher decided as the series progressed, resulting in his suspension.
On Saturday, Keegan Thompson of the Cubs purposely hit Andrew McCutchen of the Brewers. This was purportedly in revenge for the Brewers striking multiple Cubs batters with their pitchers.
Thompson’s first fastball just missed McCutchen before hitting him with his second. He has ejected right away for that, and the two teams were on the verge of a brawl.
According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, the league has meted out its punishment. Thompson was suspended for three games for throwing at McCutchen on purpose. The game ended with a 9-0 victory for the Cubs.
3-game suspension of Cubs pitcher Keegan Thompson for intentionally throwing at Andrew McCutchen on Saturday
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 11, 2022
On the other hand, Thompson isn’t the only one facing the consequences as a result of the incident. David Ross, the manager of the Chicago Cubs, was also suspended for one game.
On Tuesday, Ross is set to play against the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete his suspension.
After spending several years in the minor leagues, Keegan Thompson made his MLB debut last season with the Cubs. He pitched in 32 games as a starter, going 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA.
After 2.2 innings of no hits and 40 pitches, he went after Andrew McCutchen and took the rest of the night off.
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