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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  • Hopefully Pirates don't call up A. Lincoln.

    jacos 4 hours 20 min ago view
  • j.buchanan going friday...should be...baseball...or something like it.

    crunch 4 hours 28 min ago view
  • Wow. I didn't know they could do that.

    Nice for Willson, not so much for Addy.

    billybucks 4 hours 44 min ago view
  • Game is officially called...also officially a tie.

    Stats count, no make-up date of course.

     

    Rob G. 4 hours 46 min ago view
  • Yeah -- seeing the weather -- I hope KB and Rizz are inside, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.

    billybucks 5 hours 32 min ago view
  • rain delay...thanks obama.

    crunch 6 hours 11 min ago view
  • Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)

    rvimpeny 7 hours 14 min ago view
  • What Rob G said.  I can't speak for Piittsburgh, but the other end of the state has had absolute crap weather for two days. Perfect day to take it easy.

    Transmission 7 hours 18 min ago view
  • tarp came off 10 minutes ago...let's do this.

    crunch 7 hours 32 min ago view
  • He will not pitch another game for Cubs

    /Unless injury in playoffs

    jacos 7 hours 49 min ago view
  • ~fart~

    jacos 7 hours 50 min ago view
  • Today is bullpen day

    jacos 7 hours 50 min ago view
  • 10/450 if they win WS

    jacos 7 hours 51 min ago view
  • Carrie Muskat [email protected]
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    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
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    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon hopes Soler can take BP in Cincy, play in sim game Tue. "All of that should give us some kind of indication of where he's at"

    crunch 8 hours 8 min ago view
  • tarp on the field 40 minutes before gametime...meh.

    crunch 8 hours 11 min ago view
  • travel day + rain in Pittsburgh. Why risk injury?

    Rob G. 8 hours 14 min ago view