Ryan Dempster waiting at the baggage claim from hell.

It's so cruel watching Ryan Dempster pitch one outstanding game after another and still not get his first win of '12.
Well, I guess he did give up 4 earned runs so his ERA ballooned to 1.97, but still.


He's winless in his last 15 starts.
Oh well, the baggage conveyor belt just keeps going and one day it'll spit out a W.
Could you believe it when Mitchell Boggs threw a strike to Soriano in the 8th?
You'd swear that Tony Campana took off from 2nd and scrammed all the way home before Matt Holliday's relay got to the infield.
If they put some of these Campana plays in a time capsule and aliens watch them a hundred years from now they'll say, "The film's been tampered with. Humans...can't...move...like that."
Super fun to watch especially since it was against the Cardinals who had just gotten swept by the team the Cubs just took 2 of 3 from, the Braves.
The Cubs got 14 hits including 3 from Bryan LaHair who also got a homer to keep his name in the top 5 hr leaders in the NL.
Today it's Paul Maholm and his good mojo vs. Kyle Lohse who's only gone 5 innings his last two starts.
And since it's a shortie 2-game series, well, one little win means a you know what in St. Louis.
Go Cubs.

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Could you believe it when Mitchell Boggs threw a strike to Soriano in the 8th?

Haha... why would anyone do that!?

Well, you have to be willing to challenge the guys you know don't have the physical tools to take you yard.

He's been a little better with what he swings at, but I couldn't help thinking..just watch, it'll be in the dirt way off the plate and strike three. I am constantly amazed when anybody throws one over the plate to Soriano in a situation like that.

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    Eric S 19 min 20 sec ago view
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    The E-Man 39 min 58 sec ago view
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    billybucks 55 min 2 sec ago view
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    Eric S 56 min 8 sec ago view
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    Shit throw by Szczur...

    Rob G. 1 hour 2 min ago view
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    The E-Man 1 hour 21 min ago view
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    Rob G. 1 hour 24 min ago view
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    The E-Man 1 hour 31 min ago view
  • Hamilton - good grief. Does he have Lester's number or what!

    Eric S 1 hour 32 min ago view
  • and there it is...

    time to sweat it out now.

    Rob G. 1 hour 34 min ago view
  • Yeah - I was waiting for someone else to comment first so they could shoulder the blame should cubbery prevail.

    Eric S 1 hour 36 min ago view
  • he'd actually have to get through these last 2 innings in 13 or less pitches to pull off an actual Maddux (CG in less than 100 pitches)...and I probably jinxed the whole game with my comment so I'll shut up now.

    Rob G. 1 hour 39 min ago view
  • An efficient one-hitter through seven innings - seems reasonable to me.

    Quite the contrast from last night

    Eric S 1 hour 42 min ago view
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    Rob G. 1 hour 46 min ago view
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    See past Cubs' participants here. Let me know if you see a mistake or any other info that may prove useful and I can add it.

    http://wiklifield.thecubreporter.com/Cubs_that_Played_in_Futures_Game

    Rob G. 2 hours 36 min ago view
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwbUCI9bEvA

    QuietMan 2 hours 52 min ago view