Articles tagged with: Ryan Dempster
The Cubs were four outs away from a winning home stand to start the 2010 season at Wrigley Field but the Houston Astros and Geoff Blum had other ideas. Blum singled off Cubs closer Carlos Marmol in the eighth inning and the Astros scored the game winning run in the 10th inning on a sac fly to beat the Cubs 3-2. The one run loss was the second in as many games for the Cubs and it also spoiled a marvelous outing by Ryan Dempster who pitched into the eighth inning.
Will Lou get the offense going and make some changes for the upcoming road trip? When will Aramis Ramirez start swinging the bat?
The Chicago Cubs kicked things off right at Wrigley Field as the beat up on the division rivals to the North on Monday afternoon. On a day where new owners met the fans as the came through the stadium, it was the big bats that that excited those fans even more.
Powered by home runs off the bats of Xavier Nady, Jeff Baker and Aramis Ramirez the Cubs offense powered the team to a 9-5 victory and a huge win as the team came off a disappointing road trip to begin the season.
With one swing of the bat Cubs fans went from thinking ok we might have a shot to even the series up at one game each to thinking oh crap here we go again. Chipper Jones hit a two-run home run off reliever John Grabow in the 8th inning to give the Braves a 3-2 lead and they held on to win the game by that same 3-2 score as the Cubs were unable to score in the 9th inning.
The Chicago Cubs played another terrible game as they were shutout by the White Sox 5-0. Terrible offense and just as bad defense really hurt the Cubs. Alfonso Soriano really needs to think if he is really helping the team play or if he would be better off sitting on the bench and letting Sam Fuld play left field.