To say the Cubs had a rough start to Monday’s game in Tempe is a bit of an understatement. The Angels rocked Keegan Thompson and a pair of relievers for double digit runs in a lopsided win. (Box score)
Why the Cubs Lost
Giving up ten runs to the Angels in the 2nd inning put the game on ice early.
Stats That Matter
- Thompson had some bad luck, but he was going to open the year in the minors no matter what he did Monday: 1.1 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 0 K, and 1 BB.
- Willson Contreras had a triple in two at bats.
- Young Miguel Amaya hit a 9th inning homer.
None of the pitchers beaten up on Monday factor in the Cubs’ plans this season, so honestly, just don’t worry about it.
The White Sox head to Sloan Park Tuesday at 3:10pm CT to battle the Cubs on Marquee Network.