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Cubs get 10 hits, lose to Pirates 1-0 anyway

May 25, 2012, 10:43 PM EDT

Ryan Dempster AP

It’s just Ryan Dempster‘s luck: he allowed one run in 7 1/3 innings versus Pittsburgh on Friday and then fell to 0-3 anyway.

The Cubs racked up 10 hits tonight, yet lost 1-0 to drop their 10th straight game and fall to 15-30 on the season. They were the first team since the Dodgers last June 18 to get shutout in a game with at least 10 hits.

Dempster has now made eight starts and posted a 2.14 ERA, but he’s still looking for his first victory. Twice he’s left with leads, only to watch the bullpen blow them. The Cubs are 1-7 in his outings.

The Cubs tried shaking up their lineup a bit tonight, moving Starlin Castro out of the third spot for the first time this season and going with Joe Mather in his place. Castro, hitting second, had two hits, as did Mather, but they didn’t come at the right time.

  1. jlovenotjlo - May 25, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    They suck

  2. cubsrice - May 25, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    We stinks.

    • recoveringcubsfan - May 26, 2012 at 7:06 AM

      What’s my name?

  3. jwbiii - May 26, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    Buzzard’s luck.

  4. florida76 - May 26, 2012 at 12:53 AM

    It’s old news, but A.J. Burnett turned in yet another strong outing, shutting down the Cubs when it counted most. Burnett’s pitched much better than his record indicates, in fact, he’s turned in only one poor outing as a Buc. So much for the doom and gloom crowd who were wrong about the acquisition prior to the season. Burnett’s performances have been important since Jeff Karstens was injured a while back.

  5. chiadam - May 26, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    Dempster just has to pitch a perfect game and hit a homerun. Then he’ll get that win. Please don’t rely on the bedwetters around you (including the comically inept Dale Sveum) to do anything right at any point in time.

  6. drunkenhooliganism - May 26, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    I have Ryan Dempster and Cliff Lee on my fantasy team. I’m last in wins.

  7. hotkarlsandwich - May 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Is it next year yet?

  8. gmsingh - May 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Theo Epstein comes to town and now we have the worst team in baseball. I guess I’m just not jiggy with the whole rebuilding concept.

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