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Ryan Dempster: We're So Proud

Ryan Dempster struck out a career-high 12 batters -- in one game -- during the Chicago Cubs 4-0 win over the struggling San Diego Padres on Friday afternoon.

The 31-year-old right-hander, who has impressively compiled a 5-1 record and 2.35 ERA, gave up six hits over 8.1 innings, tossing 115 pitches and walking one batter. After Brian Giles singled in the first, Dempster retired the next 15 batters he faced.

Not to take anything away from Lilly and Dempster's lights out performances, but what does this say about the Pads?

They whiffed 14 times total, one day after striking out 15 times against Ted Lilly and the Cubs’ pen. Blanked for the fourth time this season, these bums have the fewest number of runs at 140 and the crappiest batting average in the majors at .233.

[Chicago Tribune] | [] | [The Cub Reporter] | [Baseball Musings]


Megs said...

He looks pretty proud there.