The Cubs lost 4-3 in 10 innings to the Reds in Cincinnati. The loss in itself is not exactly an earth shattering revelation considering the Cubs came into Thursday’s matinee owners of the fewest wins in the Senior Circuit, tied with the San Diego Padres, with nine victories in 25 games.
However, the fashion in which the Cubs lost is what has many Cubs fans fuming.
The return of starter Ryan Dempster, who was activated off the disabled list prior to the game, along with reliever Kerry Wood, pitched a stellar ball game for eight innings.
In his time on the mound, Dempster gave up just three hits and one walk and didn’t allow a single reds run.
Dempster even got some run support which has been avoiding him like the plague in his starts thus far this season. The Cubs got solo homeruns from Starlin Castro, first baseman Bryan LaHair, and Geovany Soto staking the Cubs to a 3-0 lead. Seemingly enough for the Cubs to leave the Queen City with a rare win on a day Dempster was dealing. Continue reading