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Ryan Dempster is not having his best day

Jul 2, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

I think a lot of the baseball world has gotten a  jump start on their holiday weekend so there isn’t much news a-happenin’.  There are a couple of games going down, however, one of which — Reds at Cubs — I have on while I’m working.

Fun development a few minutes ago: Ryan Dempster walked Johnny Gomes and Jay Bruce, and then the bases were loaded due to an error by Mike Fontenot.  That brought up the pitcher, Bronson Arroyo.  Dempster walked him on four straight pitches.

The pitcher. On four straight. I mean, sure, Arroyo has a little bit of pop in his bat for a pitcher, but how do you not throw that guy 75-percenters right down the pike and make him put the ball in play? If anyone wonders why Lou Piniella lookes half-dazed all the time, this is the reason why.

Dempster was just pulled after giving up five runs on only two hits. He struck out nine dudes, though, so it was a very LaLooshian performance.  On some weird level I found his scuffling, off-kilter performance quite comforting as background noise on what has turned out to be a bit of a scuffling, off-kilter day.

  1. Mr. Heyward - Jul 2, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    Just another day in cubsdom. I think they should resign Prior since he’s trying to make yet another comeback and then trade for that dominant closer on the Indians…what’s that guy’s name again?

  2. malmstorm - Jul 2, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    The Schlitter was full!

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