The face of Joe Mather batting third will forever haunt my nightmares of the 2012 Cubs.
Cubs game thread
For the sweep!!!!
The Cubs NL Central barnstorming continues with a trip to Missouri. NL ERA-leader Ryan Dempster tries to secure his first win against a Beltran-less lineup.
Cubs go with the right-heavy lineup against struggling southpaw Randy Wolf.
Soriano sits because of a sore knee and an OPS in the .500's.
Ryan Dempster, he of a 0.95 ERA on the season, goes tonight in search of his first win in his last 13 starts. That win was versus the Nationals last year on August 11th. It's his 5th start of this season and he hasn't given up an earned run in 14.1 straight innings.
As Cubnut pointed out on Twitter the other day, the Cubs have fallen into an alternating win-loss pattern since April 24th. Unfortunately, today is the day to bet against them.