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Thursday, May 15, 2008

25-16: Dempster Delivers on Black Thursday

Leave it to Ryan Dempster to salvage what could have been a black day in Cubs history. Jim Edmonds has joined the Cubs and was in the starting lineup. This travesty was overshadowed by the stellar performance of one red-headed prankster, who came out throwing bullets today, retiring a career high 12 Friars via the strikeout. Dempster didn't allow a run and pitched into the ninth inning before being relieved by Kid K, who notched his 8th save. The Canadian funny man also went 1 for 3, driving in a run and scoring on a Derrek Lee double. Dempster moves to 5-1 on the year, with a nifty 2.35 ERA. Moving Demp to the rotation might just be the move of the season, folks. He looks legit.

As for the other story, Jim Edmonds went 1-4, bouncing into a double play and striking out with the bases loaded. He's got a long way to go to justify his signing. I won't root against you, Jimmy, but I'm not exactly in your corner, either.

BallHype: hype it up!

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